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Contribute illustrations for the Dystinct Magazine

Illustration opportunities for the upcoming
September 2022 issue of DYSTINCT Mag

Callout #1 (Deadline 5 September 2022)

Article Topic
Top tips for Job Hunting

This article discusses job hunting tips for neurodiverse individuals based on the strategies that the author has found helpful in all his years of jobhunting and being a neurodiversity advocate helping organisations streamline their process of recruiting neurodiverse employees.

Illustration theme

Illustration Guidelines

Neurodiverse people in the workforce

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, children can draw:

A picture of 10 employees, all plain white from head to shoes waiting to be interviewed. 2 of the employees can be drawn with a colourful head indicating neurodiverse people.

Callout #2 (Deadline 5 September 2022)

Article Topic
10 Reading Comprehension Tips

This article discusses how reading comprehension is integral to all subjects and provides helpful tips and strategies to strengthen reading comprehension in middle and high school students.

Illustration theme

Illustration Guidelines

Teaching comprehension strategies in the middle and high school classroom

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, children can draw:

A picture a student using a tablet to read an eBook or a student listening to an audiobook version of a novel in a classroom

Callout #3 (Deadline 5 September 2022)

Article Topic
When Writing Hurts

This article discusses the case study of an 8-year-old child with DCD who had handwriting difficulties and how the specialist’s work with the child over a 12-week period helped improve her handwriting and self-esteem.

Illustration theme

Illustration Guidelines

Handwriting help

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, children can draw:

A picture of a child writing on a chalkboard with their mother watching on and encouraging them.

Callout #4 (Deadline 5 September 2022)

Article Topic
The Culture View of Reading

This article elaborates on an infographic 'The Culture View of Reading', which includes considerations of equity, diversity and inclusion and puts student identity at the centre of the literacy process.

Illustration theme

Illustration Guidelines

Students do not come into classrooms as a blank slate

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, children can draw:

A picture of a group of students each representing a different race/culture with a bubble on top of each student’s head filled with characters and objects representative of each student’s culture/race.

Callout #5 (Deadline 5 September 2022)

Article Topic
Compassion Gravity

This article discusses how parents need to let go of their self-limiting feelings of shame and guilt to be able to help their children.

Illustration theme

Illustration Guidelines

Traumatised parents letting go of the feelings of shame/hiding/self-limiting belief/fear/anger, so they are prepared to show empathy to their children who are going through the same struggles as they did in the past.

Three illustrations are required:

Illustration 1: A drawing of a mother and child standing facing each other in a circular field of energy emanating from the mother enveloping them both. There is a heart drawn near the mother with words such as shame, hiding, self-limiting beliefs, fear, anger crossed out to show that the mother has let go of these negative feelings.

Illustration 2: An adult female holding a bottle of antidote titled, “compassion and loving awareness” in their hand, riding a horse into the past reaching out to their 8-year-old self. 

Illustration 3: A 6-year-old girl with a loose tooth who is trying to wiggle it with her tongue.

Callout #6 (Deadline 5 September 2022)

Article Topic
Virtual Support for Students with Learning Disabilities

This article discusses strategies to make virtual learning engaging for children with learning difficulties.

Illustration theme

Illustration Guidelines

Virtual Learning

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, children can draw:

A picture of an engaged child attending a lesson on Zoom on their laptop.

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Instructions How to Submit

This article discusses how homeschooling is a fast-growing educational sector in Australia and suggests practical strategies that homeschooling parents of children with learning difficulties can employ to maximize the impact of their homeschooling.

Instructions for CREATING illustrations

Instructions for SUBMITTING illustrations

  • If your child can create digital drawings, that would be preferred. If not, illustrations on paper will suffice. (If your child can create a digital illustration please let me know about the software/platform that they will be using to create the file).
  • Please create/draw/colour on an A4 sheet of WHITE paper.
  • Scan the image and send us a clear image of the illustration without shadows. Please do not take a photograph using flash on your mobile device).

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  • Short bio- 25-50 words
  • Name of Child
  • Age
  • Location (City/Country)
  • Diagnosis/suspected diagnosis
  • 1-2 high-resolution headshots/ photos of the child

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