Mar 14, 2024

Submit your artwork by Wednesday, April 24 to be considered!

We’re promoting mental health and wellness this spring with the 2024 Mental Health Matters: Student Expression Contest, back for the fourth year. MAMH and the Massachusetts Health Council (MHC) are asking middle and high school students from across the Commonwealth to send in their written, graphic, fine art, and digital creations by Wednesday, April 24.

This annual event is designed to promote mental wellness and support students to better understand, protect, and maintain their mental health. Winners will be announced during May is Mental Health Month. Bragging rights and cash prizes are on the line!

An illustrative artwork of a woman existing simultaneously in different areas of her bedroom, seen from above. Textures, patterns and earth tones are used throughout. Colored pencil, marker and/or pen on paper.

Caption Work by Sorina Condon, our first place winner for the high school still artistic category in 2023.

While they create, we ask students to consider why mental health is so important, how they take care of their mental health, and if they have strategies or tips to share with other students. In the past we’ve received artwork exploring body image, informational videos that guide students in mindfulness thinking, drawings that evoke courage and kindness, and more. What will you create?

More details are available in our submission guidelines, including details about our first, second, and third place prizes. If you have questions about the contest, guidelines, or submitting your work, please email Maddy Brogan (

Want to help promote the contest or share with your students? Share or print this flyer!

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