Welcome to the fourth year of the PRISM Project! This year’s theme is “Friends Ask!”





All materials should be submitted by **May 1st, 2013**.

Have questions? Email us at vista@mhaofmt.org!


Click here to check out some of the posters that were submitted last year!




What is PRISM?

The PRISM Project is a state-wide art competition in schools across Montana asking students to create a suicide prevention message that will reduce the stigma of mental illness, offer hope to those who are struggling, and educating the public on how to help.  This competition gives you the opportunity to participate in a community effort to reduce suicide, as well as the chance to win great prizes for your original artistic message!


Who can participate?

If you are a Montana student in middle school, high school, or college student, this project is for you! Individuals or groups are encouraged to participate, but only one piece can be submitted per person/group and all team members are required to be enrolled students. If you have further questions about whether or not you qualify, feel free to shoot us an email at vista@mhaofmt.org.


When is the PRISM competition?

Registration for the project will begin on January 14th and will continue until May 1st of 2013. All materials need to be submitted to vista@mhaofmt.org by Wednesday, May 1st, 2013. Final winners will be announced in June 2013.


Why should you participate?

In participating, you will get the chance to learn more about the issue of suicide in Montana, and play a big part in preventing it. The media piece that you create can be distributed to different communities around the state with the purpose of educating and encouraging others, and may even play a crucial role in saving a life. In addition, every participant will receive personal recognition, a cool and original t-shirt to commemorate this year’s contest, and a chance to win really great prizes.




Want to learn more about contest criteria, rules,

and how to enter?





Registration forms and materials can be submitted:



If neither of these options work for you, contact us and we will try to make accommodations.



Still have questions? Shoot us an email at vista@mhaofmt.org!







For all details regarding this year's contest:

2013 PRISM Packet!

For registration:

2013 PRISM Registration Form!



Questions, concerns, or want more information? Contact:


Sarah Connor, AmeriCorps VISTA


(406) 587-7774