Win up to $20,000! Participate in the state’s largest art contest and inspire drug-free lives!


The Montana Meth Project’s Paint the State 2023 initiative is now open for registration! Compete for more than $100,000 in cash prizes and join the statewide public art contest that engages Montanans in on-the-ground drug prevention. The contest invites Montana residents 13 years of age and older to create monument-sized original public works of art that inspire Montanans to live vibrant drug-free lives incorporating the Meth Project’s “Not Even Once” message.

Registration is open through May 31, 2023. Artwork must be installed for judging by June 30, 2023. Individuals and groups may register to create their large-scale public art installations in teen and adult divisions. Three $10,000 grand prizes will be awarded for the Top Montana Teen, Top Montana Adult, and People's Choice. One entry could win up to $20,000!

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“Combating the Meth crisis has become more urgent as methamphetamine-related overdoses, hospitalizations, and deaths increase. I encourage Montanans to join the Paint the State initiative by creating public works of art that stir and inspire all Montanans to live drug-free.”

— Montana Governor Greg Gianforte

Paint the State Stories

Montana students issue #PaintTheState Challenge

Montana high school students attending the Paint the State 2023 launch in Helena kicked off the #PaintTheState Challenge, challenging friends from across the state to join them in participating in the statewide art contest. Join in the fun and issue your #PaintTheState Challenge to your social media friends! Tag @MontanaMethProject on Instagram and Facebook.

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Montana Governor and Attorney General help launch Paint the State at the Capitol

On January 30, 2023, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Attorney General Austin Knudsen, and Montana high school students gathered to celebrate the launch of Paint the State 2023.

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