Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

2022 R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Poster Contest


(Resolve to Eliminate Stigma – Practice Empathy, Compassion and Truth)


PAPRS is pleased to once again offer the


anti-stigma poster contest in virtual format during

The 2022 PAPRS Virtual Conference:


Facing Challenges: Resiliency and Renewal


The RESPECT poster contest is an individual contest, not a group contest. Group submissions will not be accepted.

The age groups are:

Youth/Young Adult (through age 26)

Adult (age 27 and older).


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. 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 shall not 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. Be creative and remember the theme is:


Facing Challenges: Resiliency and Renewal


Make your poster and take a photo of it. Email the photo to no later than Friday April 8, 2022.

Please submit only one poster per email. Be sure the email message includes your age group, your name, full mailing address, phone number, and an email address where we can contact winners prior to the closing ceremony. If you desire to keep your address and phone number private, you always have the option to list the Psych Rehab Provider and use the program name, address, phone number and email address for a specific PRS staff member.


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

All posters will be numbered and posted to the website before the conference opens. Voting by Survey Monkey begins on the first day of the conference, April 21, 2022, and runs through April 28, 2022. Please visit our website at for the link to the voting poll. Anyone visiting the website may enter three votes in each category:

Youth/Young Adult (through age 26)

Adult (age 27 and older).

PAPRS staff will tally the votes.

Winners will be announced during the closing ceremony on April 29, 2022.

Prizes will be mailed during the following week.

Winning posters, and the names of the winners will be posted to the website after the conference. By entering this contest, you are consenting to the use of your artwork and your name in PAPRS electronic media.