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Infographic for Policy Makers Competition

Infographic Competition  |  Submission Information

Infographic Competition

OARSI is collaborating with the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) to develop an infographic for Policy Makers. Policy Makers play a critical, influential role in crafting and enacting rules, laws, regulations, delivering guidance documents, and directing public investment in research that positively affects the lives of people with OA. . The purpose of the infographic should be to convince Policy Makers that investments in OA research improve quality of life and increase productivity. This infographic will complement our previous infographic competition winner that targeted funders, researchers, patients, and health professionals.

The infographic should use information from our White Paper, OA is a Serious Disease, or newer publications. The White Paper was submitted to the FDA in December 2016 and summarizes the global burden of OA.

General Criteria for Infographic (Samples:

  • Must be eye-catching
  • Easy to understand; using lay language applicable to multiple audiences
  • Entices people to want more information, and provides a link to the OARSI website and the OA is a Serious Disease white paper.  
  • Usable in all forms of media and social media
  • Appeal to Policy Makers
  • One page, incorporating pictures and text (please be sure to have permission when using copyrighted pictures)
  • Must be easily translated into languages other than English

Do not include the names of authors and affiliations directly on the infographic but send these separately.

There may be multiple winners, and winners may be asked to combine top-ranked submissions into one infographic. The winning Infographic will be showcased on the OARSI Website, used in OARSI social media, and may be printed and distributed.   The winner(s) will receive free Congress registration and will be recognized at the Berlin Congress. 

The submissions will be evaluated by the Strategic Alliance and Communications Committees of OARSI with final approval by the Board of Directors. The deadline for receipt is December 31, 2021. All infographic submissions should be sent to


Submission Timeline and Procedure


  • Open Competition: Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Winner Selection by the Strategic Planning Committee: Mid-January 2022
  • Winner Announcement: Mid-Late February 2022
  • Recognize Winner at World Congress: April 7 – 10, 2022

Prize: Complimentary Berlin Congress Registration for the winner (or winning team). The winner is responsible for hotel, travel, and incidental expenses.

Winner Selection: All infographics will be reviewed by the OARSI Strategic Alliances Committee. The winning infographic will be selected by the OARSI Strategic Alliances Committee with final approval by the OARSI Board of Directors.

Submission: Infographics will be submitted via email to Please be sure to include the following information:

  • Name(s)
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Email address
  • Infographic Title
  • Infographic Description (100 words or less)
  • Send infographic as a PDF

If you have any questions, please email


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