Since 2001, we're proud to have delivered this annual competition that recognises the creative talents of people with Parkinson's.
In 2016, we celebrated the 15th anniversary of the awards by showcasing an exhibition of the entries at the prestigious OXO Gallery on London's South Bank.
The exhibition saw a footfall of over 2,100 people over 4 days.
We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the awards.
We're now evaluating the Mervyn Peake Awards to ensure they help us deliver our charitable objectives and raise awareness of Parkinson's.
To give us time to do this effectively, we will be pausing the Mervyn Peake Awards in 2017.
Creativity is an important part of the work of Parkinson's UK and we know it's important to people affected by Parkinson's.
We're developing a range of work in this area and there are many ways people with Parkinson's can continue to be creative and share their talents.
In January, we launched our new creative writing toolkit, which has been developed over the past year by a group of people with Parkinson's and staff at Parkinson's UK.
More ways to be creative
If you or a group of you feel inspired to host your own local exhibition, you could connect with your local group or branch of Parkinson's UK and look into sourcing a local venue to deliver this in 2017.