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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Art Contest!

March 8, 2018 @ 12:00 am - April 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Federation of Families of SC would like to invite children, youth and young adults to participate in our annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Art Contest. For the past 15 years, the SC Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Poster has been a positive, creative outlet to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that keeps children and youth from being identified and treated for their behavioral and/or mental health needs.

DEALDINE: APRIL 2, 2018. Please view the booklet for submission instructions.

The Awareness Week poster is designed using the winning art from this contest! A panel of judges will vote on a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for artwork that best represents the slogan. The prizes are: $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd place. The winners and their artwork will also be recognized at our Columbia Wave Fest at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Five Points, Saturday, April 28th.

We encourage classrooms and other groups of children and youth to share why they think children’s mental health matters and the need to focus on and talk about it more openly. This year’s theme is “Messengers of Hope”. The creation of the artwork is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of everyone’s emotional well-being and health as many students face issues such as bullying, isolation, and stigma.


March 8, 2018 @ 12:00 am
April 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm