Dermadry Scholarship 2020
Dermadry is back with its second annual edition of their scholarship! The contest is open to students from around the globe who suffer from hyperhidrosis, a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating that affects approximately 5% of the global population.
Students with hyperhidrosis are faced with a unique set of challenges, which can have a significant impact on quality of life, and interfere with their ability to complete daily tasks. Some of these challenges include constantly sweating through school uniforms, shying away from social activities, or ruining books, papers, and technology tools due to uncontrollable sweaty hands. It can also lead to an increase in stress and anxiety levels, and lead to isolation, and bullying. We want to break the stigma and get more people talking about hyperhidrosis so it can be normalized.
This is why we want you to share your story with us! Help us raise awareness of hyperhidrosis and destigmatize excessive sweating! For our second annual scholarship contest, we are encouraging students to come forward and share their hyperhidrosis story by creating a video that explores the impact hyperhidrosis has on their studies and daily life.
Dermadry is asking students to record themselves discussing their hyperhidrosis story and the impact that excessive sweating has had on their studies and daily life. Submissions are open globally and must be in a video format (minimum 60 seconds).
The prize for the contest is a US$2,000 scholarship, and a Dermadry Total device (valued at US$499) to treat the condition. This contest furthers Dermadry’s mission of de-stigmatizing excessive sweating and raising awareness about hyperhidrosis, which is a common but seldom spoken-about condition. They encourage all applicants over the age of 18 currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program to come forward and share their story.
Applicants must upload their completed video to a video-hosting platform (e.g. YouTube), and include a link to their video in their submission that must be completed on Dermadry’s website. Submissions open on August 3, 2020 and close on August 19, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST.
10 finalists will be selected by Dermadry and announced on August 21, 2020. This year, Dermadry is asking participants to use their voice and platform to increase awareness of hyperhidrosis. Four extra finalist spots will be reserved for those with the most engagement on their post about the scholarship on the following platforms: Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter.
The contest is open worldwide and entries are welcome in all languages. Dermadry encourages all applicants to be creative! Share your story, write a song, make an animation or create anything that showcases your creativity and individuality.