Rare Diseases are Not Rare Challenge

  • Friday, May 1, 2020

The Rare Diseases Are Not Rare! Challenge is a competition sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Participants can work individually or as part of a team to create a music video, song, poem, painting, comic, photo collage or other creative product to educate people about rare diseases and the importance of research.

If entrants choose to work as part of a team, it is asked that they check the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about precautions to take when interacting with others so that everyone can collaborate safely.

There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place winners ($3,000, $1,500 and $500, respectively). All winners and 10 honorable mentions will be posted on the NCATS public website.

?Challenge – Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 15, 2020: 

Factsheets, infographics, social media language and other information about rare diseases: 

The Rare Diseases Are Not Rare! 2018 Challenge winning entry: 

For those willing to share information about the Rare Diseases Are Not Rare! Challenge:
samples and language to adapt for social or other digital channels can be found here.