The art competition Create! was originally launched in 2011 as Create! Art for Autism and ran until 2015.
Although it attracted 1,000s of entries from the UK and overseas and won a leading UK award for Autism Best Practice, it had to be suspended as it became increasingly time-consuming to manage.
However, lots of people have been asking whether Create! would ever come back and so, by popular demand, it has been decided to relaunch it. And what better time, when the coronavirus is limiting all our lives.
We hope Create! will give everyone an enjoyable opportunity to channel their energies into expressing their creativity and letting their imaginations soar.
The original competition was aimed at students with ASC but we have decided to open it out to anyone from 6 years of age upwards with special education needs, an autistic spectrum condition or a learning disability. As a result the competition has been renamed Create! to reflect this greater inclusivity.
Create! continues to be organised by Beechwood College, a SEN further education college, in South Wales.