Paint the State Tips
Following these tips will help you complete a successful project eligible to win cash prizes.
- Register by deadline.
- 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.
- Follow the contest Rules to create a “monument-size” art piece. Judges will give extra points to artwork that is 8×8 feet in size or larger.
- 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.
- Produce a major piece of art that will be a lasting testament of your hard work and effort to inspire drug-free lives in Montana.
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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.
This website addresses the most-asked questions about Meth use with interactive content including animations, quizzes, and personal stories.