The 2017 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest brought in a record number of entries—a total of 187! It was tough to judge, but below are this year’s winners.

Thank you all for participating, and we look forward to seeing your work next year!

The parents/guardians of the winners will be notified during the week of 5/8 and 5/15.

Elementary Poster Art

1st Place: Yislem M., “I Feel Broken”

2nd Place: Esteban R., “Happiness Has No Distinction”

3rd Place: Leticia B., “I’m Only 9!”


Elementary Creative Writing

1st Place: Miguel S., “Being Happy”

Read Miguel’s entry

2nd Place: Chimdindu C., “Mental Health”

Read Chimdindu’s entry

3rd Place: Stella D.

Read Stella’s entry


Elementary Digital Art

1st Place: The Village School, “Mental Health”

2nd Place: Young Journey Foundation, “PSA”

Middle School Poster Art

1st Place: Kelly X.

2nd Place: Say P.

3rd Place: Rylee B.

Middle School Creative Writing

1st Place: Madelyn B., “Deep Blue”

Read Madelyn’s entry

2nd Place: Kaden T.

Read Kaden’s entry

3rd Place: Madison B.

Read Madison’s entry


High School Poster Art

1st Place: Anonymous

2nd Place: Emily S.

3rd Place: Julian V.

High School Creative Writing

1st Place: Jessyca M., “Anxiety”

Read Jessyca’s entry

2nd Place: Hannah N., “Where Only I Remain”

Read Hannah’s entry

3rd Place: Olivia D., “My Dearest Caterpillar”

Read Olivia’s entry

High School Digital Art

1st Place: Ennis High School, “Why Mental Health Matters to Us”

2nd Place: Headline Mentors and Performing Arts, “Acting For A Greater Cause”