2023 RESPECT Poster Contest


Resolve to Eliminate Stigma – Practice Empathy, Compassion and Truth

PAPRS is pleased to offer the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. anti-stigma poster contest in virtual format during the 2023 PAPRS Virtual Conference:

Psychiatric Rehabilitation: The Next Chapter

The theme of the contest is R.E.S.P.E.C.T. 


  1. The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. poster contest is an individual contest, not a group contest. Group submissions will not be accepted.
  2. One poster per artist/contestant.  If a contestant submits more than one poster, only the first poster submitted will be entered.  Program staff may submit on behalf of multiple contestants, but should only submit one poster per contestant.
  3. The age groups are Youth/Young Adult (age 14- 26); Adult (age 27 and older).
  4. Do not write your name on the face of the poster.
  5. You may use any media for your artwork.  Please limit original poster size to 11 x 14 inches.
  6. Be creative. Artwork must be original. Do not use copyright protected material. If photos of people are used, please include a release signed by the person or persons in the photo which allows you to use the photo on your poster and allows PAPRS to use the poster on websites and in other public arenas.
  7. PAPRS cannot accept anonymous submissions. You must complete the online information form to enter your poster. If you desire to keep your address and phone number private, you have the option to list the Psych Rehab Provider and use the program name, address, phone number and an email address for a specific PRS staff member.
  8. PAPRS will begin accepting posters In January 2023.  Last day to submit a poster entry is March 31, 2023.  Late entries will not be accepted.
  9. All posters will be numbered and posted to the www.paprs.org website before the conference opens.
  10. To enter your poster, follow these steps.
  • Take a photo of your poster and save it in picture format (.jpg, .tif)
  • Visit our website at www.paprs.org, under the Annual Conference tab, choose 2023 RESPECT Poster Contest.
  • Click on this link:  2023 Poster Entry Form and complete the form. 
  • Upload the photo of the poster to the form and submit. {Note:  Psych Rehab program staff may assist with form completion and file creation and upload}

    11. By entering this contest, you are consenting to the use of your artwork and your name in PAPRS electronic media.


Youth & Young Adult Category                                                    Adult Category

Ages 14-26                                                                                      Ages 27 & up
First Prize: $100.00 gift card                                                           First Prize: $100.00 gift card
Second Prize: $75.00 gift card                                                        Second Prize: $75.00 gift card
Third Prize: $50.00 gift card                                                            Third Prize: $50.00 gift card



Voting opens on the first day of the conference, April 13, 2023, and closes at 4:00 pm April 20, 2022. Please visit our website at www.paprs.org  for the link to the voting poll. Anyone visiting the website may enter three votes in each category:
Youth/Young Adult (through age 26) and Adult (age 27 and older)
PAPRS staff will tally the votes.
Winners will be announced during the closing ceremony on April 21, 2023.
Prizes will be mailed during the following week.
Winning posters including the names of the winners will be posted to the www.paprs.org  website after the conference.