Paint the State Tips & Rules

Following these tips will help your team complete a successful project eligible to win cash prizes.

  1. Sign-up early to take advantage of the available stipend for supplies.
  2. Ask your local paint and hardware stores to donate paint and other supplies. Local cooperatives and businesses may also donate in-kind supplies or cash to support the project.
  3. Follow the contest Tips and Rules at PaintTheState.org to create a “monument-size” art piece. Judges will give extra points to artwork that is 8×8 feet in size or larger. 
  4. Secure a high-trafficked public location in your community to install your art piece, with permission from the property owner. Sides of buildings, grain elevators, fields, and fences make for great locations.
  5. Empower the creativity and ingenuity of your students to design and produce a major piece of art that will be a lasting testament of their hard work and effort to inspire drug-free lives in Montana.

Paint the State Timeline


REGISTRATION PERIOD:
November 2022 – May 2023
ART INSTALLATION DEADLINE & ONLINE PHOTO SUBMISSION:
June 30, 2023
CELEBRITY JUDGING & POPULAR VOTING:
July 2023
AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS OF REGIONAL & STATEWIDE WINNERS:
August 2023

Paint the State Resources

The Meth Prevention Lesson Video

The Prevention Lesson is the only Meth prevention curriculum endorsed by the national Red Ribbon Campaign. It is a free one-click video hosted by one of Montana’s top middle school teachers that demonstrates the effects of Meth use on the mind and body. The Prevention Lesson is a great way to engage students in Paint the State and learn why Meth prevention is so important.

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MethProject.org

This website addresses the most-asked questions about Meth use with interactive content including animations, quizzes, and personal stories.

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