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Mental Health America of Indiana Partnership

Your Mental Health Matters, High School Student Art Project

high school student art

About the Project

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 and their teachers have been notified of selections.

Details on the 2018-2019 school year project will be released October 2018.

Have questions?

Please email Bridget Eckert at breckert@iac.IN.gov or call (317) 232-1284. For information and resources about youth mental health visit mhai.net.

Pictured artwork is from the 2017–2018 contest. L–R: How to Never Stop Being Sad, Anonymous, New Albany HS; Stereotight,Olivia Kaelin, New Albany HS; The Never Ending Fall of Life, Anonymous, Mooresville 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