The Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) compiled a very detailed packet to promote Celiac Disease Awareness Month in October and National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (September 13). Starting on page 24, information and entry forms can be found for the photo contest, student essay contest, and recipe contest. The deadline for all three contests is December 1, 2009. The student essay contest is open to students from kindergarten through college.
The packet also contains great awareness ideas, fact sheets, and a press release template. The awareness month theme is "2.5 born every minute" since "every minute 2.5 persons are born with the genetic predisposition for celiac disease".