Judges Circle

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The Mission of the judges circle is to have a 3rd party committee reach a deligation of awardees. Each year we invite reputable members of the rare disease community to join the judges circle in celebration of the Rare Artists.

Thank you to the 2019 Rare Artist Contest Judges, who we will be inviting back this year
Honorable Leonard Lance, former U.S. Representative (NJ-7)
Jean Campbell, Principal, JF Campbell Consultants LLC
Ron Bartek, Co-Founder and President, Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance

How does it work?
After the public vote awards have closed, we collect all other submissions from Facebook AND any email submissions sent before the contest deadline. Collectively, the judges pick their finalists and we then calculate awardees within each age group.

Who is eligible?
Anyone connected to the rare disease community who has participated in the public vote (Facebook) or sent in email submissions. Past awardees are welcome to enter again, but participants are not able to be awarded two years in a row.

Interested in being a Judge?
Please contact to see if any spots are currently available.