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National Art and Photography Competition - ‘Childhood Revisited’

National Art and Photography Competition - ‘Childhood Revisited’

Terapia, established in 2003 and based in Barnet, is an integrative school that specialises in early therapeutic interventions for children and young people suffering from mental health problems. In order to make people aware of the positive and negative effects childhood experiences can have, the school is launching a National Art & Photography competition later this year.

Terapia’s call for artists opens this forthcoming April and it will culminate in an exhibition of selected artists’ works in October. £2,000 is to be awarded for first and £1,000 for second prize for both Art and Photography categories. Works are accepted in any medium which draw upon either your own childhood experience, that of others or the child within.

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the essential work that Terapia does and to change the public’s misconceptions about mental health disorders. Terapia explains the Childhood Revisited project’s intentions here; “With statistics demonstrating that 1 in 10 children aged 5-16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder, we believe that such a project will encourage people to reflect on the impact of childhood experiences and raise awareness of the importance of early therapeutic interventions”.

Terapia intends to make this an annual competition which will encourage continued support of their necessary services at ‘The Bothey’ in Finchley, Avenue House Estate’s Victorian Gothic Folly. This exhibition and a series of other events are aimed at raising money to fund the continued renovation and support of their vital services.

For more information about funding Terapia and their upcoming events please visit their website.