2015 Daring to Dream Award Artwork Competition Submission Guidelines

Every other year, the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies recognizes individuals or organizations whose vision and leadership contribute to making the dream of inclusive communities a reality for individuals with disabilities and their families.

The Daring to Dream Awards were initiated in 2002 as part of the Center’s 10th Anniversary celebration. The original stained glass award used from 2002 through 2007 was designed by local artisan, Lisa Raven. In 2012, the Center’s 20th Anniversary Daring to Dream Award featured an original abstract painting by Spindleworks artist, Terri Snape.

In this competition, CCIDS is seeking original artwork by a Maine artist with a disability to represent the 2015 Daring to Dream Award. The competition and submission guidelines appear below.

Daring to Dream Award, 2002-2007
Original stained glass award designed by artist Lisa Raven used from 2002-2007.
Lu Zeph (left) and Paul Picard (far right) present the Public Policy Change Award to David Noble Stockford. (Photo by Kathy Rice)
2012 Daring to Dream Award featuring painting by Spindleworks artist, Terri Snape.

Submission Deadline

All images must be received by May 15, 2015.

Accepted Media

Painting, drawing, and photography. By participating in this competition, the artist agrees that his or her artwork may be reproduced (with proper attribution to the artist) if selected for use as the 2015 Daring to Dream Award.

Artwork Subject Matter

The artwork uploaded by the artist or the artist’s authorized representative may not include material that is pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive, violent and/or racist.


Maine artists with disabilities over the age of 18 are eligible to participate.


All of the images submitted are images of original artwork created by the artist or are artworks created by an artist who authorized a representative to submit the images on his/her behalf. Images submitted for this competition do not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

Winning Submission

The artist whose work is selected will receive a $100 honorarium and an invitation to attend the awards celebration and be recognized as the artist for the 2015 Daring to Dream Award.

Submission Guidelines

Please include the following information with the artwork:

  • Image files of the artwork in JPG format
  • Title, dimensions and medium of each artwork
  • Contact information for the artist (or) for the individual submitting the

    artwork on the artist’s behalf.

Please email the image jpg, title, medium and contact information to Sandra Horne at sandra.horne@maine.edu with the subject line: D2D Artwork.

Thank you for your interest and good luck!!