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[In the News] “llustrating addiction: Budding artists wanted for new art competition

May 15th, 2021

Category: Press

Thank you to The Press and Journal and Evening Express for covering our new art competition aimed at raising awareness around the stigma of alcohol dependency and misuse! We are extremely grateful to everyone who is supporting us in spreading the message!


This year DRiNKLiNK is focusing on the theme ‘stigma’, and to help raise awareness around the issue we are hosting an art competition #ExpressDontStigmatise. We are looking for entries from everyone in the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire region!


Please submit your interpretation around the stigma of alcohol dependency and misuse at or use #ExpressDontStigmatise on social media and tag our accounts: Facebook:@DrinkLink | Twitter:@DrinkLink_Org | Instagram: @DrinkLinkCharity


The competition has been inspired by the Canadian street artist, Richard Hambleton’s life story. For years he suffered from alcohol and drug dependency but still created sought-after artwork that continues to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.


“There are many misconceptions surrounding alcohol dependency. This is something that can affect anyone, regardless of their background. The stigmas associated can cause a huge barrier for people seeking support.

“Our hope is that the competition will help raise awareness of this and encourage anyone in need of support to ask for it, so I encourage all budding artists to get their entries in.”

Stacey Summers, founder and chair of  DRiNKLiNK

Help us raise awareness around the stigma of alcohol dependency and misuse! 

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