LGMD Awareness Foundation is taking submissions for its annual Girdie Limelight collectible.

This is your opportunity to help Advocate • Educate • Celebrate LGMD by designing the 2023 Girdie Limelight collectible which we will use as a fundraiser this upcoming fall.


  • Applicants must have a diagnosis of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) or have a connection to LGMD (such as a family member, caregiver, clinician, researcher or friend of someone with LGMD).
  • There are no age restrictions – children, teens, and adults are encouraged to enter
  • For submission, a high-resolution photograph of your original work is acceptable.
  • The color lime green and the year 2023 should be included in your design.
  • Keep in mind that the design will be featured on a flat round porcelain collectible that measures 3 inches in diameter. (Here is a design template for reference)
  • All art must be family-friendly and original.
  • Submissions do not need to be holiday themed and should not be religious.
  • All entries must be submitted by midnight (CDT) on Saturday, April 08, 2023.
Girdie Limelight Design Contest ad

To enter, send an email with your attached high resolution design image and the subject line “2023 Design Contest” to [email protected] with the following information:

  • Your full name and age
  • Your LGMD subtype (if known) or your connection to LGMD
  • Telephone number, in case we need to contact you with questions.
  • The email address where you’d like to be contacted at if you are named the winner
  • A brief description of the design and what inspired you to create it.


  • First Place Winner will receive –
    • A $150 Amazon Gift Card
    • Two complimentary 2023 Girdie Limelight collectibles
    • And the winning design will be featured on the 2023 Girdie Limelight collectible
  • Second and Third Place Winners will each receive –
    • A $75 Amazon Gift Card

We’re so excited to see what you come up with to help shine a light on LGMD – good luck!


The 2022 Girdie Limelight Design

2022 Girdie Limelight

Please note: By entering this contest, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless LGMD Awareness Foundation, sponsors, and any promotional partners, each of their related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any losses, damages, rights, claim or cause of action of any kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the contest. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the design is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the design. By entering the contest, entrants agree to have their submitted design displayed and sold as part of the annual LGMD Awareness Foundation Girdie Limelight fundraiser and promoted through social media for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation. LGMD Awareness Foundation reserves the right to make changes to the submitted design or its size before selling it as an ornament. All submissions and rights will become property of LGMD Awareness Foundation.