Mar 30, 2022

May is Mental Health Month! MAMH and the Massachusetts Health Council are excited to announce the start of our third annual May is Mental Health “Youth Expressions” Art Contest

May is Mental Health Month and that means the Youth Expressions Art Contest is back!

MAMH and the Massachusetts Health Council are excited to announce the start of our third annual May is Mental Health “Youth Expressions” art contest for middle and high school students. Spring represents a time of renewal, regrowth, and refreshment. We are asking students from across the Commonwealth to use a range of art forms to describe how to “Refresh Your Mental Health.”

Contest Flyer 2022 heading

Students should enter their submissions in one of the following categories:

  • Audio Visual: Informational video, rap, song (under 3 minutes)
  • Artistic Still: Painting, drawing, infographic, collage, photography (can include a title and description)

Submission deadline is May 2, 2022

For further information see the documents below or email Maddy Brogan (

Submission guidelines

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2021 Winners

Artistic Still

Drawing by Jesse Ding on young girl hugging grandmother
art by Misael Nunez of words written inside a person's silhouette

Caption 1st place (Jesse Ding, left) and 2nd place (Misael Godoy Nuñez, right)

Collage by Kaila Hardy, third place winner of 2021 youth expressions contest

Caption 3rd place, Kaila Hardy

Audio Visual

1st place, Bridget Loudon

2nd place, Ezinne Marie Onyemah

3rd place, James Shiang

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