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Join us for Connecticut's National Prevention Week 2022 (K-12) Art Contest!


SAMHSA's National Prevention Week (NPW) is an annual health observance in May dedicated to increasing public awareness and action around substance use disorder prevention, suicide prevention and mental health promotion. 

We invite all (K-12) students in Connecticut to submit black-and-white artwork for a coloring book using Connecticut's NPW mascot, Starfish Stella, linked to a theme from the eight categories of developmental assets

Up to three winners will be selected. Winners will receive two tickets to the Connecticut NPW Event, on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT. All qualifying submissions will be posted on the National Prevention Week webpage on the Connecticut Clearinghouse website and winning artwork will be featured at the NPW Event. 

Click Here For Official Rules & Submission Guidelines

All forms and entries must be completed, signed, scanned and submitted via email to Agnes Skowron at, no later than 5:00 pm on April 4th.

Submissions will be evaluated in mid-April and participants will be apprised shortly afterward.

For more information and questions, please contact Connecticut Clearinghouse at (800) 232-4424, or

We can't wait to see what you come up with!

-Connecticut's National Prevention Week 2022 Committee

Please click on the button below to view images of Starfish Stella.

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Images of Starfish Stella

Download the Prevention Week 2022 Coloring Book Art Contest Submission and Parental/Guardian Consent forms below.

Art Contest Submission Form
Parental/Guardian Consent Form

This statewide effort is made possible with support from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services.

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Connecticut Clearinghouse is funded by the Connecticut Department

of Mental Health and Addiction Services.