About Paint the State
Paint the State is a program of the Montana Meth Project. The statewide public art contest engages Montana youth and adults in on-the-ground drug prevention. Harnessing their passion and creativity, Montanans create monument-sized original public works of art that inspire drug-free lives incorporating the Meth Project’s “Not Even Once” message.
How it works:
- All Montana residents 13 years of age and older are eligible to register and create a Paint the State entry.
- Participants can compete as an individual or group. The program is ideal for individual artists as well as student and youth groups, service organizations, and treatment and recovery groups as an impactful community outreach project.
- Teens and adults create and install their public artwork competing in regional and statewide divisions. Follow these Tips and Rules. (Participants under 18 must submit the Parental Consent Form.)
- Artwork is judged by a panel of judges and the public will vote for the “People’s Choice” award.
- Top regional and statewide winners receive cash prizes.
Watch this instructional video.
Paint the State Timeline
About the Montana Meth Project
The Montana Meth Project was founded in 2005 with the mission to reduce first-time teen Meth use. Through public service messaging and community outreach programs, the Meth Project arms Montanans with the facts about Meth. The nonprofit remains the only organization in the state solely charged with reducing Meth use.