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Competition Now Open to Design a Face Mask for NASS

Help us raise awareness and funds by entering our competition to #MakeASaMask

Face masks are an everyday and necessary requirement to keep our community safe. Due to popular demand we will be launching our own bespoke NASS face masks to raise awareness as well as vital funds to help ensure we can continue our life changing work throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

But we need your help!

Send us your ideas!

We want a design that captures the ethos of our organisation and the determination of everyone who lives with axial SpA (AS). We are launching a design competition for the new face masks so you can get involved. Your design can be a motto, or a picture, or anything else creative.

The only limit is your imagination! But most of all it must be something that you would love to wear to show your support.

How to submit your design

You don’t need to be an artist, you just need the idea. Our designers will transform the winning concept into a design for the new masks.

There are three ways to submit your design:

  • Doodle or sketch your design onto a piece of paper or onto a print out of our design template. Take a photo and send it by email to fundraising@nass.co.uk or share your photo on social media with the hashtag #MakeASaMask and tag @nass_exercise on Twitter, Instagram or as a comment on the Facebook post which announces this competition.
  • If you have access to design software on your computer (including Microsoft paint), create your design on our design template, save a a JPEG and send it by email to fundraising@nass.co.uk or share your photo on social media with the hashtag #MakeASaMask and tag @nass_exercise on Twitter, Instagram or as a comment on the Facebook post which announces this competition.
  • If your idea is more of a concept or an idea for some text, email your idea to fundraising@nass.co.uk or share it with the hashtag #MakeASaMask on Twitter and tag @nass_exercise or as a comment on the Facebook post which announces this competition.

Winning design available to buy

Submissions are now closed. We will share our three most-liked designs on our social media channels until 13th November, so you can have the chance to vote for your favourite.

The winning design will be announced on 16th November. It will be available to purchase from our online shop later in December for £7.99 each, or two for £15.

If you’d like to be emailed when these are available, send us a message at fundraising@nass.co.uk.