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One of the biggest challenges for people living with atopic dermatitis (AD) is the impact it can have on their mental health and self-esteem. [1] It can affect how they perceive themselves or behave, often making them feel self-conscious about the look of their skin and leading many to avoid social activities or personal relationships. [2] The anxiety caused by AD can in turn create a vicious cycle that may worsen physical symptoms and lead to additional stress. [3] How would you support people living with AD to feel confident in their own skin?

It’s clear that AD can impact mental well-being at any age, highlighting the importance that now is the time to act. We’re calling on people around the world to come up with ideas, big or small, to help strengthen self-esteem for people living with AD.

Grant recipients have the opportunity to receive funding of up to $10,000, provided by Sanofi and Regeneron, to support the development and implementation of their proposed solution. Grant funding provided will vary based on the scale of the idea submitted.

[1] Capucci S, Hahn-Pedersen J, Vilsbøll A, Kragh N. Impact of Atopic Dermatitis and Chronic Hand Eczema on Quality of Life Compared With Other Chronic Diseases. Dermatitis. 2020;31(3):178-184.
[2] Zuberbier T, Orlow SJ, Paller AS, et al. Patient perspectives on the management of atopic dermatitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006;118(1):226-232.
[3] Suárez AL, Feramisco JD, Koo J, Steinhoff M. Psychoneuroimmunology of psychological stress and atopic dermatitis: pathophysiologic and therapeutic updates. Acta Derm Venereol. 2012;92(1):7-15.

MAT-GLB-2203600 V1.0 | August 2022

Organizer: HYVE Crowd
Category: Health
Prize: Other award
Region: Global
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Deadline: 2022-10-26

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”