Posted on

Paint The State Art Contest Underway


Roosevelt County residents are eligible to win cash prizes in Montana Meth Project’s Paint the State art contest. The contest is set to award 45 total prizes at regional and statewide levels.

There will be three $10,000 grand prizes to be awarded to teen, adult and popular vote winners. One winner could win up to $20,000.

A $508,000 grant from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation expanded this major drug prevention initiative.

Register at paintthestate. org. The competition is open to all Montanans 13 and older. Entries may be submitted through May 31.

Paint the State was launched earlier this year as a much-needed on-the-ground drug prevention initiative. The contest invites everyone 13 years of age and older to create monument-sized original public works of art that inspire vibrant and drugfree lives. Hie designs are encouraged to incorporate the Meth Project’s “Not Even Once' message. Roosevelt County teen participants will compete in Missouri River

Continued on page 9 Country division. Registration is currently open in teen and adult divisions at

“We are proud to champion this program in promoting drug-free lives,” said Mike Halligan, executive director of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. “As the drug epidemic threatens the futures of our youth, families and communities, we encourage all Montanans to engage in Paint the State. Create an entry, offer a location for an art installation or donate supplies. We can all contribute and make a difference.”

Judging and public online voting will take place over the summer and the Meth Project will announce the winners in late summer.

More information about the contest guidelines, prizes and registration is available at

Businesses and landowners interested in offering public locations for art installations or donating supplies can email info@montanameth. org.

The Montana Meth Project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing first-time teen Meth use through public service messaging and community outreach. The nonprofit was founded in 2005.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *