Phenotate is a phenotype annotation crowdsourcing project for genetic diseases. For a limited time, enter the symptoms of frontotemporal lobar degeneration for a chance to win a fabulous prize!


Grand Prize: Echo Dot

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Second Prize: £15 (or $25 in Quebec) iTunes credit

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How to enterTop

  1. Make an account at; it’s (always) free!
  2. Create an annotation for the disease #607485 FRONTOTEMPORAL LOBAR DEGENERATION WITH TDP43 INCLUSIONS, GRN-RELATED.
  3. Enter the symptoms of the disease and fill in as much detail as your can. Annotations will be checked to ensure a reasonable degree of quality, so sure to spend some time on it and do some background research, if needed.
  4. Click “Submit” after you’re done with your annotation.
  5. Participant must fill out the entry confirmation form after submitting their annotation(s). Remember: tick the checkbox if you are interested in seeing how well you did!

Triple your chances!

After you’re done annotating #607485, you can also annotate #602433 AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS 4, JUVENILE to triple your chances. Please note that if you only annotate the latter (#602433), you will not be eligible.

Fine printTop

This draw is for UK and Quebec residents. The contest for US and Canadian (except Quebec) residents has already ended.

This contest ends on the later of (a) 30 September, 2018 and (b) the date on which the 15th eligible annotation for OMIM disease #602433 AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS 4, JUVENILE is submitted, inclusive.

Contest rules apply. Click here to view them.

Phenotate has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the ERA-NET Cofund action N° 643578. It was supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Genome Canada under the frame of e-rare-3, the era-net for research on rare diseases.

Phenotate is a SickKids Centre for Computational Medicine and University of Toronto Department of Computer Science project. This contest is organized by the Phenotate team for promotional purposes. SickKids, the University of Toronto, and stated funders are not responsible for the planning and execution of this contest.

Echo Dot is given away by the Phenotate team. Amazon is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, Echo, Alexa, and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. iTunes (and the Apple logo), ITV Hub and Netflix are trademarks of Apple Inc., ITV Rights Limited and Netflix, Inc., respectively. This promotion is not sponsored by Apple Inc., ITV Rights Limited, Netflix, Inc., or their affiliates.