Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

2020 Respect Poster Contest

2020 PAPRS Conference: Diversity in Recovery-Oriented Systems: Building Inclusive Communities
Diversity: What it means to me
Poster Contest

This popular poster contest is back by popular demand! Individuals are invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to fighting stigma by creating a poster highlighting the fight against stigma and/or the truth about mental illness. 




Entries for the poster contest will be accepted from December 1, 2019 to May 27, 2020 at 9:00am. 


All posters will be on display at the PAPRS Conference May 27-29, 2020 at the Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA.


Posters will be judged by "basket votes" of PAPRS Conference attendees. Each conference attendee will be given 3 voting tickets in the conference registration packet. Place your tickets in the basket to vote for three favorite posters. Voting will occur between noon on May 27 and 4:30pm on May 28. The votes will then be counted and the top three winners will be awarded their prizes during the lunch session on May 29, 2020.

The poster artist need not be present to win.

Prizes are as follows:

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


Posters must be no more than 11” X 14” in size (half a sheet of poster board), and can be on any type of paper, poster board, foam board, etc. (NO WOOD OR GLASS, PLEASE). Artists may also use any other media or art supplies they choose (markers, colored pencils, paint, crayons, pens, pencils, charcoal, stickers, paper cut outs, photography, etc.).  Artwork must be original and cannot use copyright protected material. If photos of people are used, please include a release signed by the person or persons in the photos which allows you to use the photo on your poster, and allows PAPRS to use the poster on websites and in other public arenas. 


Posters may be brought to the conference as long as they are delivered to the registration desk no later than 9:00 am on May 27, 2020.

Posters can also be dropped off at a drop off sites scattered across Pennsylvania.

Posters must be at the drop off site by May 15, 2020 to ensure delivery to the conference.


Drop off sites:

Bradford County

Attention: Maureen Walsh


12 Mix Avenue

Towanda, PA 18848

Bucks County

Attention: Phil Braun

Lenape Valley Foundation

500 N West St.

Doylestown, PA 18901

Dauphin County

Attention: Ellwyn Andres

Keystone Mental Health

8182 Adams Drive

Hummelstown, PA 17036

Elk County

Attention: Rita Kraus

43 Servidea Drive

Ridgway, PA 15853

Lackawanna County

Attention: Allyson Simpson

Allied Services

108 Eliza Street

Dickson City, PA 18508

Lehigh/Northampton Counties

Attention: Rochelle Reimert


Schuylkill County

Attention: Maureen Walsh


3 2nd Street

Pottsville, PA 17901

Tioga County

Attention: Gwen DeYoung

Wellspring Community Support Services

63 Third Street

Mansfield, PA 16933

Above & Beyond Resource/Drop In Center

275 St. James Street

Mansfield, PA 16933

Venango County

Hand In Hand Christian Counseling

118 Grant Street

Franklin,  PA 16323

will travel to pick up within a 50 mile radius

Philadelphia County

Attention: Stephanie Cameron

WES Health Systems

2514 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19132

Indiana/Armstrong County
Attention: Jenny Gordon
Community Guidance Center
793 Old Route 119 Hwy N
Indiana, PA 15701
Clearfield County
Attention: Jenny Gordon
Community Guidance Center
490 Jeffers Street
DuBois, PA  15801
Community Guidance Center
600 Leonard Street
Clearfield, PA  16830
Jefferson County
Attention: Jenny Gordon
Community Guidance Center
200 Prushnok Drive, Ste 103
Punxsutawney, PA  15767
Clarion County
Attention: Jenny Gordon
Community Guidance Center
214 S. Seventh Ave.
Clarion, PA  16214
CSG Lewistown
399 Green Ave Ext
Lewistown, PA 17044
CSG Social Rehab
1902 Olde Homestead Lane, 
Lancaster, PA  17601  
CSG Lebanon Psych Rehab
718 Poplar St
Lebanon, PA 17402
Lawrence County
Attention: Laurlyn Smith
Human Services Center
130 West North Street
New Castle, PA 16101


The winning posters will be featured on the PAPRS website and may be used in media campaigns to promote the message against stigma.

Each poster submitted must include:

  • the artist’s full name
  • age category
  • address
  • phone number
  • optional email address

This must be neatly printed, typed, or attached on a note card to the back of the poster. PAPRS cannot return posters; however, posters can be picked up at the PAPRS conference registration desk any time after 1:00 pm on Friday, May 29th. Any posters not claimed by 4:30 pm will become property of PAPRS. 


For more information, contact our Education Manager, Tricia Fisher, at