2018 Contest Cancelled

1 05 2018

A huge THANK YOU to all of the young people who submitted their artwork, and to all of the adults who supported them in doing so. We love seeing the amazing amount of talent and thoughtfulness put into all of the entries we receive.

Unfortunately due to low participation this year the contest has been cancelled.


Children’s Mental Health Awareness Event Re-cap & Photos

5 05 2017

Thanks to everyone who planned, attended and participated in our Children’s Mental Health Awareness event yesterday. Every year we watch this event and the correlating poster contest grow to involve more of the WI community, and we couldn’t be happier to involve all of you in the discussion surrounding children’s mental health. Here’s a look back at this year’s event:


We are so grateful for all of you who are playing a part in raising awareness of children’s mental health. Stay tuned for details on next year’s contest and event!
A special thanks to our event contributors…
Barnes & Noble Madison-East
Ian’s Pizza
Overture Center for the Arts
USA Today Network Wisconsin

And our event collaborators:
Community Partnerships
Department of Public Instruction
Department of Children and Families
Department of Health Services
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Mental Health America of Wisconsin
Office of Children’s Mental Health
Supporting Families Together Association
Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health
Wisconsin Family Ties

Contest Winners & Event Details

25 04 2017

All My Feelings Matter poster contest winners have been notified, and we are pleased to announce our winners to the general public! Thank you again to all of the children and young adults who sent in their artwork– it was very tough choosing our finalists. We strongly encourage you to enter in future years, and to keep your creativity alive year-round. Finally, we invite the general community (all of you!) to attend our event to raise awareness of children’s mental health, in Madison, WI from noon to 1 pm CST on May 4, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Winning posters from our contest will be displayed, and local youth will provide entertainment for attendees. Materials and information to discuss mental health with the child(ren) in your life will be available. Click the image below to view our event invite for further details:

CMHA Day Invitation 2017

And now, (drumroll please), our winners:

High School:

1st place: Kaitlin Joy Hulwi
HS First Place_2017

2nd place: Sophia Tollefson

HS Second Place_2017

3rd place: Areianna Goehrs

HS Third Place_2017

Grades 6-8:
1st place: Aleah Vanlandingham

Grades 6-8 First Place_2017

2nd place: Aiyana K. Lark

Grades 6-8 Second Place_2017

3rd place: Paris Croker

Grades 6-8 Third Place_2017

Grades 3-5:
1st place: Grace Steinke

Grades 3-5 First Place_2017

2nd place: Anna Strasser

Grades 3-5 Second Place_2017

3rd place: Eliza Rhodehamel

Grades 3-5 Third Place_2017

Grades K-2:

1st place: Nicholas Allind

K-2 First Place_2017

2nd place: Mykel Repp

K-2 Second Place_2017

3rd place: Cooper Berg

K-2 Third Place_2017


1st place: Harlea Fortney

Pre-K First Place_2017

2nd place: Remy Sumner

Pre-K Second Place_2017

3rd place: Madison Locke

Pre-K Third Place_2017

Congratulations to our winners and a big THANK YOU for those who took the time to vote! We hope to see all of you at our May 4th event.

Poster Voting Closed– Stay Tuned for Winners!

19 04 2017

Thank you to everyone who submitted their artwork for the My Feelings Matter poster contest, and to all of you who took the time to vote. Our winners will be posted soon, so stay tuned!


2017 Youth Poster Contest Voting is Open!

11 04 2017

First we want to say THANK YOU to all of the young people who submitted their artwork and to all of the adults who supported them in doing so. Our favorite part of the contest is looking through the amazing entries that we receive, and the hardest part is choosing the finalists! Below are the entries selected as finalists in each age category. Three winners in each age category  will be chosen through this public voting process. Once winners are notified we will announce them publicly on the blog. All winners and the general community are invited to a showing of the winning artwork and a gathering to raise awareness for children’s mental health on May 4th in Madison (final details coming soon!) Please note that the poll will only allow each person to vote once, and voting will close on Tuesday, April 18th at 4 pm. Happy voting!

(NOTE: Please click on the thumbnail images below to view the larger picture)

Thank you for voting! Stay tuned for the results, and for information on our May 4th event!

Poster Finalists Chosen!

11 04 2017

Submissions for the 2017 My Feelings Matter poster contest are now closed. Yesterday, the Children’s Mental Health Matters Coalition came together to look through all of the fantastic artwork we received. It was tough, but we chose our finalists in each age category to be put up for public voting. Poster finalists and voting will be posted later today. Voting will be open through Tuesday, April 18th at 4 PM. Winners will be notified via e-mail or phone, then posted to the site. Stay tuned!



27 03 2017

Deadline Extended pic

**All other dates and information regarding the contest remains the same. We are excited to receive even more beautiful, thoughtful artwork from youth across Wisconsin!