Vote for the 2022 People’s Choice Award
The judges have named their top choices for each of the different creative works categories and now it is time for everyone to have a chance to name their choice for the People’s Choice Award! The winner will be announced on May 18th between 4:00 – 5:30 pm CT at the Virtual Reception. How Do…
2022 Texas MH Art Contest Winners Announced!
The 2022 Texas Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest winners have been announced.
2021 Winners Announced!
The 2021 Texas Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest brought in nearly 700 submissions! This year’s selection was particularly moving, with so many entries focused on the impacts of Covid-19, social isolation, and grief on one’s mental health. You can also follow our Instagram, where we’ll showcase even more awesome entries throughout the year. Thank you…
2020 Winners Announced!
The 2020 Texas Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest brought in over 500 submissions! As always, it was very tough to judge, but below are this year’s winners. You can also follow our Instagram, where we’ll showcase even more awesome entries! Thank you all for participating, and we look forward to seeing your work next year! Note:…
First, thanks to everyone who participated in the 2020 Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest! We received over 500 submissions from talented Texas artists of all ages! Although the effects of COVID-19 have caused some changes and delays, we are currently in the process of judging. We still plan to have winners selected and announced…
2020 Public Gallery Dates
COVID-19 Update: Due to the measures to keep our community safe and indoors amid the COVID-19 outbreak, all public galleries have been cancelled. We’re currently working on alternatives, and we will post updates on our website and will send updates to participants via email. Regardless, this year’s winners will still be featured in our online…
Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest launches Instagram featuring past submissions
Featured artwork: “Unstable Thought” by JJDM, Hon. Mention, Adult Original Artwork (2019) The Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest launched an Instagram page (@MentalHealthArtTX) to showcase submissions from previous years and to encourage submissions for the current, ongoing contest. Each week, the Instagram will feature photos of art, photographs, and writing entries dating back to 2018.…
Mental Health Art Contest Reception Held in Austin
Originally written by Kelli McDonald, Texas Health And Human Services Commission. Used with permission. HHS employees, contest winners and Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney N. Phillips attended the 2019 Children’s and Adults’ Mental Health Awareness Art Contest reception to celebrate artwork inspired by this year’s theme, “Why Does Mental Health Matter to You?” The reception, held…
Contest Winners Get to the ‘Art’ of the Matter
Originally written by Michael Wright, Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Used with permission. For Mariam R., a pancake breakfast with her dad is a Sunday routine, and he does the cooking. But the high school junior doesn’t take it for granted anymore because she’s come to see that routine through the eyes of others,…
2019 Winners Announced!
The 2019 Texas Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest brought in a record number of entries—a total of 773! It was very tough to judge (matter of fact, we’re planning to start an Instagram page to show off more artwork), but below are this year’s winners. Thank you all for participating, and we look forward to seeing…