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 MENTAL HEALTH ART COMPETITION

USE YOUR CREATIVITY TO SUPPORT EMOTIONAL HEALING and 

RAISE AWARENESS 

The i-Matter Mental Health Art Competition is intended to inspire, inform, reflect and heighten community awareness around mental health, while also reducing stigma. All visual artists age 12-19 in the GREATER LOS ANGELES area are invited to submit a digital image of their original artworks on the theme MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS TO ME in the exhibit. 

 

2022 ART COMPETITION WINNERS

We strongly believe through art; we can heighten community awareness while reducing stigma. It is with the participation of individuals like yourself that we can further spread the word and provide multiple lens to look and dive into this important topic. 

The 2022 i-Matter Mental Health contest is now over. All submissions will be displayed in our i-Matter virtual art exhibit. Winners and some additional participants will be invited to be a part of our panel in a future Mental Health online forum to discuss their artwork.

AGE 12-14 CATEGORY

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Depression is Pain

Overthinking Abandonment

Chris Rosales
FINALIST AWARD

Leilani Alvarado
TALENT AWARD

AGE 15-19 CATEGORY

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Inside My Head

Grief

Tiffany Wang
FINALIST AWARD

Alvin Wang
TALENT AWARD

Drawings, Paintings, Collage, Mixed media, Graphic design, Digital illustrations, Photography

 

 

art mediums

 

Digital requirements

Image-width 1500 to 1900 pixels saved as compressed high-quality png, jpg, or jpeg between 500 KM to 5 MB. Optimal size is 2-3 MB. Images must be smaller than 5000 x 5000 pixels and file no larger than 5 MB

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THEME

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The competition  focuses on raising mental health awareness and  the artwork should showcase the theme MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS TO ME

Competition

APPLICATION

HOW TO ENTER

Accepting Submissions: April 15 - May 10, 2022

Winners will be announced May 28, 2022

STEP 1

Please read our rules and guidelines and make sure your entry follows the guidelines. If not, your entry may be disqualified. Only 1 artwork allowed per applicant. 

 

STEP 2
Photograph or scan your original artwork. Image -width should be 1500 to 1900 pixels saved as compressed highly quality png, jpg, or jpeg. Please make sure all artwork are original and do not show depictions of nudity, blood, or violence.
STEP 3
Entry fee is $10. Click APPLY NOW button below and then register your information, upload your artwork and submit payment. Winners will be announced May 28, 2022
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virtual exhibit

 

ALL submissions will be featured in our virtual exhibit. Winners will be announced on May 28.  By taking part in this event, artists are able to engage in the conversation around mental health. Not only are they empowered and motivated to be a part of this growing dialogue, but they are able to challenge biases and beliefs that exist in our community. We hope through this virtual art exhibit, stories can be shared, voice and perspective heard, as well as talents showcased to combat stigma. 

 

Judging is based on originality, creativity and how well your entry expresses the contest theme. A team of judges will select the top submissions for each category. Digital images, once submitted, grant i-Matter the right to reproduce the works for promoting mental health awareness and marketing materials. Entries may be posted to the i-Matter websites and used in promotional materials.

PARTNERSHIPS:

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SPONSORS

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