Mental Health America Indiana Partnership

Your Mental Health Matters, High School Student Art Competition

high school student art

About the Competition

High school student from all across the state are invited to continue the conversation about youth mental health and bullying by creating a piece of artwork that reflects the topic. Not only will the artwork continue the conversation but students have the chance to win a CASH prize of $1,000 and have their artwork displayed at the Indiana Statehouse.

Submissions could include, but are not limited to:

  • Drawing/Painting
  • Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Photography
  • Theatre
  • Videography
  • Dance

How to Submit

Submission are being accepted online at

The deadline to sumbit artwork online is March 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. eastern time. Award notification will be sent via email in early April 2018.

Have questions?

Please email Bridget Eckert at or call (317) 232-1284. For information and resources about youth mental health visit

Pictured artwork is from the 2015–2016 contest. L–R: Depths of Despondency, Cordelia W., Lake Central HS; I do not want to cry, Marija Ivic, Lake Central HS; Beauty Blooms Within, Lauren G., Lake Central HS

Partnering Agencies and Organizations

  • Adult & Child Health
  • Indiana Center for Childrens & Families
  • Indiana Arts Commission
  • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)
  • Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI)
  • Reach for Youth
  • Youth MOVE Indiana