Creative student's sketch featured on North Finchley billboard

Creative student's sketch featured on billboard

Creative student's sketch featured on billboard

First published in News Times Series: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter - north London

A teenager with a chronic illness has won a national competition with a sketch encouraging people to appreciate "the little things in life”.

Sarah Mozer, of Howard Close, Southgate, the prize will be that her design will be seen by thousands of people as they pass it on a billboard in North Finchley.

The 20-year-old, who has chronic fatigue condition ME, entered a competition held by the Arts University of Bournemouth asking people to submit a piece of artwork or photography answering the question “who are you”.

Her design features a family tree, with rainbows, butterflies and birds.

Fifty designs were shortlisted for an online poll, and the 15 with the most votes were put up on billboards across the country.

Sarah said: “I was so excited when I found out I'd won the competition.

“It was amazing to see my artwork on a billboard because it really means a lot to me and I'm so grateful to have had this opportunity.”

Sarah has previously been featured in the Times Series raising awareness about her condition, which causes extreme fatigue, headache, brain fog and joint and muscle pains.

She said: “I try not to let it get me down and that’s why I’m trying to pour all my efforts into raising money and awareness for ME.

“I want people to understand what it’s like. It’s an invisible illness, I look perfectly healthy when you see me.”

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