Ascensia’s ‘This is Diabetes’ art competition for WDD

Ascensia Diabetes Care has launched a global “This is Diabetes” art and photography competition as its initiative to support World Diabetes Day this year (14 November). The competition is designed to use art and photography to highlight the importance of ‘Access to Diabetes Care’, particularly medication, technology, care, support, nutrition and exercise, which is the official theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) for 2021.

Entries of original photography or art should showcase what access to diabetes care really means. Submissions are open until 31 October 2021 via

The winning entrant will be able to nominate a diabetes charity of their choice to receive €5,000, with three runners-up prizes of €1,000. The winners will be announced on World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2021.

Members of the diabetes online community, professional artists and photographers, and a representative from Ascensia’s Diabetes Insider group, which is made up of several employees living with diabetes, have been selected to sit on the judging panel. Together, these judges will choose a winning entry and three runners-up based on three criteria: creativity, storytelling, and the connection to this year’s World Diabetes Day theme.

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