Recovery Month Art & Poetry Contest Announcement! Submissions due August 20th. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 3RD!

About the Contest

National Recovery Month, which is celebrated in September every year, is approaching soon. In preparation, King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has announced its Recovery Art and Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.”

The contest is open to adults, youth, and family members who are currently participating in King County’s publicly funded behavioral healthcare system or have participated in King County’s publicly funded mental health or substance use treatment system in the past. 

Winners of both the art and poetry contests will receive a prize and their work may be showcased in King County publications and/or events. Winning entries will be those that best express the theme.

Please share this announcement with your networks!

How to Enter

To enter the contest, visit BHRD’s Recovery Month webpage to fill out a contest entry form (available in English and Spanish). You can also contact Kathleen Murphy at for a contest entry form. Mark your calendar with the submission deadline, August 20, 2021. UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 3, 2021!

While Recovery Month isn’t until September, you can already visit the Recovery Month webpage to learn about fun events and other ways to get involved in this year’s Recovery Month activities. 

Painting of white dove above whole earth against a pink background with multi-colored hearts outlined by inspirational words and green thorns at the bottom
“Together in Recovery” by Campbell Tr Schleiffers and Julia Raymond won 1st place in the 2020 Recovery Art contest.