Creative Arts Contest

About the Creative Arts Contest

The goal of the St. Clair County CMH Creative Arts Contests is to help educate both young people and adults about the value of connecting mind and body for individuals who live with mental illnesses, intellectual / developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders.

About the High School Art Contest

2019 Art Contest Theme: Discover Wellness Within
Entries must be the original, individual, hand created work of a St. Clair County student in grades 9-12. Entries may be in any medium other than digital / computer generated. Only one entry per student. Entries will be on display at CMH from Monday, February 4, 2019 through Friday, March 2, 2019. Voting with paper ballots will take place on March 1st from 9am to 5pm. On line voting will be open from February 4, 2019 to March 1, 2019. Entries should be mailed or delivered to St. Clair County Community Health, 3111 Electric Avenue, Port Huron, MI 48060 no later than Friday, January 25, 2019.

Winners will be notified by March 8, 2019. Prizes will be awarded to winners at the SCCCMH Annual Awards Meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The 1st place winner will receive a cash award of $100, the 2nd place winner a cash award of $75, and the 3rd place winner a cash award of $50. The People’s Choice award winner will receive a cash award of $50. The Best in Show winner will receive a cash award of $250. Best in Show artwork will be featured in the CMH Annual Report, website, billboards, and other items throughout the year. All winning artwork will be displayed at the SCCCMH Annual Awards Meeting in and included in the contest booklet distributed to attendees at this event.

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View our Art Contest Gallery to view and vote for your favorite.

About the Middle School Writing Contest

2019 Writing Contest Theme: Discover Wellness Within
Entries must be the original, individual, work of a St. Clair County student in grades 6-8. The Writing Contest has three categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction & Poetry. Fiction and non-fiction entries are limited to 500 words. There is no word limit on poetry entries. Students may enter one submission in each of the three categories. Entries should be mailed or delivered to St. Clair County Community Health, 3111 Electric Avenue, Port Huron, MI 48060 no later than Friday, January 25, 2019. A panel of judges that includes SCCCMH staff, individuals who use SCCCMH services, and trained professionals will judge the writing contest entries.

Winners will be notified by March 8, 2019. Prizes will be awarded to winners at the SCCCMH Annual Awards Meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prize will be awarded in each category. First place winners will receive a $100 cash award, 2nd place winners will receive a $75 cash award, and 3rd place winners will receive a $50 cash award. The Grand Prize Winner, selected from all three categories, will receive a $250 cash award.

The writing will be used to promote Mental Health Awareness throughout St. Clair County. The “Grand Prize Winner” winning submission will be included in the SCCCMH Annual Report. All winning entries are included in the 2019 Creative Arts Contest Booklet.

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About the Elementary School Bookmark Contest

2019 Bookmark Theme: Be Kind
Entries must be the original, individual, art work of a St. Clair County student in K-5. Only one entry per student. One winner will be selected for each grade level (K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th). The design should reflect how being kind to others is important. Winners will be judged on originality, creativity, neatness, and printability. Each winner will receive an invitation to attend the SCCCMH Annual Meeting on May 7th at Alexander’s Banquet Hall, where they will receive a certificate and $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. Winners will have their bookmark printed and distributed to participating schools in St. Clair County.

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For more information on any of the Creative Arts Contest

Contact Mark Hutchinson at (810) 966-3386 or at mhutchinson@scccmh.org or Karen Zultak at (810) 966-7840 or at kzultak@scccmh.org.
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