Genny Bear is still missing, but we don’t know what she looks like.
Genny Bear is named after the ‘geni’ in Magenis. What we do know is that she is very special to Smith-Magenis syndrome and her appearance and outfit will be significant too.
We need your help!
Can you help us by drawing what you think Genny Bear looks like? Our three competition categories are:
- Children with Smith-Magenis syndrome (up to 16 years)
- Adults with Smith-Magenis syndrome (16 +)
- Open category (any age and every ability)
The competition is now open and the deadline for submitting artwork is Saturday 13th June at 5 pm (BST). The three winning designs of each category will receive a Build-a-Bear gift card. The overall competition winner will see their design inspiration become real and receive a large Genny Bear later in the summer. The design will also become the SMS Foundation mascot and be used for our SMS relay later this year (details to be published in due course).
The competition is open to UK families only.
When submitting your artwork, you must provide the following details: Your name, age, address and contact telephone number (or your parent/guardian contact details for children under 16). Please state which category your artwork should be submitted to.
We will only use this information in relation to the Competition (including checking your eligibility to enter it) and will not use it for any other purposes whatsoever. We will not keep this information for longer than is necessary for the operation of the Competition.
You may only send one entry to the competition. All entries will be published on the SMS Foundation websites and social media channels.
Competition entries can be submitted the following ways:
Artwork can be emailed to the SMS Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artwork can be sent to the SMS Foundation via post to the following address:
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Foundation
18 Suthmere Drive
Marlborough, SN8 3TG
Teddy bear judges
The winning teddy bear designs will be chosen collectively by Ann Smith and our joint Professional Advisory chairs Dr Caroline Richards and Dr Ashley Liew. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
Winning entries will be those considered to be the most interesting, creative and original, and those that represent the vision, mission and values of the SMS Foundation. The winners will be announced on weekend of 20th/21st June 2020.
To make our competition inclusive to everyone we have put together a few hints, tips and resources.
Teddy bear designs can be either be drawn freehand, but for those that need a little extra help, you can download our teddy bear template below.
Tips for drawing your own teddy bear
A YouTube video demonstrating how to draw a teddy bear.