Monday, September 30, 2013

Contest – Self Caricature – Deadline October 15th

My self drawing directly from my journal.

We are having a contest on self caricature pain drawings and the winner will have their drawing and their preferred signature line in the Winter Devotions of Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain.  

Here are the details:

Format of drawing:

  • Self caricature, drawn by you.
  • Black and white only.
  • Jpeg format.

Submitting your own self caricature

Scan it and save it to a file as a jpg, then attach it to your email with contest in the subject line and submit it to


  • Phase I – All submissions – October 15th (2013)
  • Phase II – Top Three will be selected by an independent party, and will be uploaded via my blog by October 18th.
  • Votes tallied via my author FB Page in a note titled Caricature Contest, which will include a link to the blog with the top three drawings with assigned ID numbers.
  • Phase III – Votes on the top three will be collected between October 18, 2013 and October 25, 2013 and announcement of the winner with a 2-3 sentence signature line of their choice will be announced by October 26th via a specific link from my blog. 


Everyone will really be a winner, because it is cathartic to do a self caricature, and the experts suggest it is possibly one of the best self reflection tools available.  You DO NOT need to be an artist; even stick figures can show emotion with the tilt of a line or words surrounding it.

The winning self drawing will have their caricature published in Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain, Winter Devotions and a signed copy of the book.

Again, attach your jpeg (picture format) to your email with contest in the subject line and submit it to:


Anonymous said...

Your going to get some really weird looking pictures, ya know. I think it's the best idea to come my way in a long time. Thanks

The Pained Ink Slayer said...

LOL! I sure hope so. Pain is weird, difficult to describe with words, but often easy to see in a face and body language. Looking forward to it.

Unknown said...

May multiple submissions be made, or one per person?

The Pained Ink Slayer said...

Good question Andrea. Since pain can affect us in different ways on different days, I don't think there should be a limit on the number of submissions. The top three will be chosen by a non pain patient that feels the drawings help them understand better what it must be like to be us.

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