Brain Awareness Week
Sticker Design Contest

The results are in! More than 2,500 people voted around the world and selected Brain Awareness Week partner Marianne Bacani of Vancouver, Canada, as the first place winner; Nicole Peltier of New York, as the runner up; and Sunober Siddiqi of California as the third place winner. Congratulations to these three finalists and to all who participated! Read our blog to learn more about the artists behind the art.

 BAW Sticker 1
First Place:
Marianne Claire Bacani
Events Director, Neuroethics Canada
Vancouver, Canada 
 BAW Sticker 4
Second Place:
Nicole Peltier
PhD student, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
New York, US
 BAW Sticker 5
Third Place:
Sunober Siddiqi
Medical student, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
California, US

Though the contest is now closed, check back in early September, 2018, for the 2019 contest announcement.

Contest Entry Requirements

Deadline: Entries must be submitted to Please use the email subject, “BAW Sticker Contest.”

Format: All images must be submitted as a high-resolution PDF AND either a high-resolution Illustrator file or a jpeg created at 300 dpi or higher. Stickers can be round or square. The winning image will be sized to fit on either a 3” circle or a 3” x 3” square.

Design criteria: Sticker designs must be original work and include the words “Brain Awareness Week 2019”. Creativity is encouraged!

Eligibility: The contest is open to members of the public worldwide, but entrants are limited to one design per person. Employees of the Dana Foundation and their family members are not eligible to enter the contest.

Permissions: Entrants assert that they either own or have the rights to use all content used in their designs. Entrants using third-party material (i.e. material not owned by entrant) must have received explicit permission from the owner to use these materials. The burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright, trademark, rights of privacy, publicity, or any other proprietary rights rests with the entrant. The entrant shall bear the sole liability for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.

In addition, entrants grant the Dana Foundation royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to the images.


The top five finalists will be selected by Dana Foundation staff. Designs will be judged according to creativity and overall design. The public will then vote on their favorite designs, and tallied votes will determine the top three winners.


The first- second- and third-place winners will be awarded a selection brain-themed art, books, and novelty items.

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