Mental Health America Indiana Partnership

Your Mental Health Matters, High School Student Art Exhibition

high school student art

About the Exhibition

High school students 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

Submissions are no longer being accepted. Artists will be notified of selections in April.

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 I., Lake Central HS; Beauty Blooms Within, Lauren G., Lake Central HS

Partnering Agencies and Organizations

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