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Creative opportunity for current or former Drug Court clients

Published: April 26, 2022

Be Creative

Art Contest: The Art of Recovery

This year as part of National Drug Court Month, NADCP is hosting an art contest for treatment court participants and alumni! Art is a powerful tool for conveying the emotions and ideas related to recovery that may be difficult to verbalize. The Art of Recovery submissions will be displayed
in a special gallery at RISE22 in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as online at

Categories & Rules

The Art of Recovery contest is open to participants and alumni from treatment courts of all types. NADCP will accept art in three categories: drawing/painting, poetry, and photography. Juvenile and adult entries will be judged separately. The submission deadline is May 31, 2022.

  • 1st prize: $150
  • 2nd prize: $100
  • 3rd prize: $50

How to submit your artwork

Digital art may be submitted using the online submission form. Physical art should be mailed to NADCP's main office, must include a hard copy submission form, and must arrive by May 31, 2022. Mail to: 625 North Washington Street, Suite 212, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

For artwork of unusual size or requiring a special display method, please contact Carolyn Hardin at or 571-384-1864 prior to submitting.

National Drug Month Art Contest flyer»
(PDF: 468 kB)