Arthritis is commonly associated with older people, yet there are around 15,000 children and young people in the UK living with the condition. It cause disability, pain and fatigueand can be more severe in adolescence. New survey results conducted by Arthritis Research UK show that almost two thirds (62 per cent) of adults do not think young people aged 10-20 are affected by arthritis.
The winner of the Teenage Pix competition, which is hosted on the charity’s Facebook page, will have the opportunity to re-create their favorite photo with a professional photographer. The prize, includes a night’s stay at The Marriott Hotel in Twickenham for the winner and five friends, afternoon tea at The Goring Hotel and a professional photo shoot with a makeup artist and hair-stylist.
The Teenage Pix Facebook competition launches on November 28th 2012.
To enter the competition, go to the Arthritis Research UK Facebook page:
1. Find a photo of your favorite teenage memory
2. Upload your photo
3. Share your photo with your friends and encourage them to vote for you
The Teenage Pix competition coincides with the launch of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology, the world first research centre dedicated to understanding how and why arthritis affects young people.