Happy New Year (posted early as I recognise some of you live in different timezones) to all artworkers and writers who know me, and those whom I would love to know more about. Here is a rough list of some of the challenges coming up this year. Some of the challenges I like to be more spontaneous. Hope this helps you to plan to join some of them. You will be more than welcome to do so. If you are interested in taking part in any of these as an artworker or writer please DM me, or send a message via my WordPress site. Unpublished/published work more than welcome.

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JANUARY

1-30 January #NationalSlavery and #HumanTrafficking Awareness Month

14 January

Poetry At Work Day – #PoetryAtWorkDay

18 January

Blue Monday – #BlueMonday

20 January

International Day of Acceptance – #DayOfAcceptance

22 January

Celebration of Life Day – #CelebrationOfLifeDay

26 January

National Spouse Day –  #NationalSpouseDay

30 January – 6 February

National Storytelling Week – #nationalstorytellingweek

FEBRUARY

Black History Month

1-7 February: Children’s Mental Health Week

1-7 February: Tinnitus Awareness Week

1-7 February: Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

4 February: World Cancer Day

4 February: Time to Talk Day

8 February: International Epilepsy Day

22 February: World Encephalitis Day

MARCH

1-31 March Women’s History Month

1-31 March Ekphrastic Writing Challenge Month

1-31 March: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1-31 March: Brain Tumour Awareness Month

2-7 March: Eating Disorders Awareness Week

3 March: World Hearing Day

8 March: International Women’s Day

11 March: World Kidney Day

16 March: Young Carers Day

21 March: World Down Syndrome Day

APRIL

1-30 April National Poetry Month

1-30 April: Stress Awareness Month

2 April: World Autism Awareness Day

7 April: World Health Day

19-25 April: MS Awareness Week

MAY

17 May: National Children’s Day

18-23 May: Mental Health Awareness Week

20 May: World Bee Day

28 May: Menstrual Hygiene Day

JUNE

1-7 June: Garden Wildlife Week

5 June: World Environment Day

8 June: World Oceans Day

21 June: Global Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day

21-27 June: Learning Disability Week

JULY

1-31 July: Plastic Free July

28 July: World Nature Conservation Day

AUGUST

8 August: International Cat Day

12 August: International Youth Day

SEPTEMBER

1-30 September: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

5 September: International Day of the Charity

7 September: Youth Mental Health Day

10 September: World Suicide Prevention Day

13 September: World Sepsis Day

OCTOBER

4 October: World Animal Day

9 October: World Hospice & Palliative Care Day

10 October: World Homeless Day

10 October: World Mental Health Day

11-17 October: National Adoption Week

NOVEMBER

1-29 November: Mouth Cancer Action Month 

14 November: World Diabetes Day

DECEMBER

2 December: The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

5 December: International Volunteer Day

2-7 December: National Grief Awareness Week

10 December: International Animal Rights Day

10 December: Human Rights Day

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