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Montana Meth Project art contest offers big prizes

by Hungry Horse News
| May 17, 2023 2:00 AM

Flathead County residents entering the Montana Meth Project’s Paint the State 2023 art contest now have the opportunity to compete for major cash prizes thanks to the generous support of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Prizes totaling more than $100,000, including three $10,000 grand prizes, will be awarded to the top submissions. One winner could win up to $20,000. 

The Meth Project launched Paint the State 2023 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 vibrante drug-free lives, while incorporating the Meth Project’s “Not Even Once” message. Flathead County teen participants will compete in the Glacier Country division and for the top teen statewide prizes; adult participants will compete statewide. Registration is currently open in teen and adult divisions at

To compete for a total of 45 cash prizes, participants must register by May 31 and install their artwork by June 30. Artwork must be installed within state boundaries. Teen entries will compete for three statewide prizes at $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 as well as 30 additional prizes ranging from $3,000 to $500 in six regional competitions. Adults will compete statewide for eight prizes spanning from $10,000 to $500.

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

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