Welcome to the 3rd Annual LIVE Art & Word Contest!

The LIVE Art & Word Contest was suggested by a high school student in 2020 as a way to engage other students, encourage positive mental health and break the stigma surrounding mental health issues by giving others the opportunity to showcase their talents.

The Grand Prize for this year's contest is $500, with six additional cash prizes including 1st and 2nd place prizes in each of the following categories:  Visual Art, Written Word, Song/Dance/Theater.  We are able to offer cash prizes thanks to our generous sponsors. Please scroll down to see this year's sponsors. 

The LIVE Art & Word Contest is open to all high school students across the UP.  Please carefully read the 2022/23 LIVE Art & Word Rules and Guidelines before submitting your entry.  You can access the entry forms by clicking the buttons below. Please email wesp@greatlakesrecovery.org if you need assistance.

2021 LIVE Art & Word Winners

Congratulations to last year's winners! 

Grand Prize Winner:
Natalie, Escanaba


Art by Grace, Norway

Song by Harrison and Maren, Marquette

Poem By Nik, Hancock


Art by Caleb, Houghton

Song by Cody, Dollar Bay

Poem by Daytona, Mid-Peninsula

2020 Winners

1st Place
Song by Gracia, Calumet

2nd place
Art by Madacyn, Ishpeming

3rd Place
Art by Lacy, Champion

2022 Sponsors

LIVE Art & Word Youth

Community Partners