‘Shame Kills’: Still time to create a winning poster to promote recovery from addiction

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Shame from addiction kills 47,000 people annually, and many of them die from the toxic, strangling shame that prevents their cries for help with their addictive disorders from being heard.

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The winner receives $500, a framed poster, and their artwork featured on awareness-raising billboards in their city!


Draw, paint, photograph, or design your interpretation of the message Shame Kills.

All submissions should in a JPG format and no larger than 1MB.

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Posters should be submitted in an 11 -by-17 inch landscape format. Email submissions to erika@shamekills.info by December 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Contest is open to all ages. The winning poster will be chosen by the Shame Kills advisory group. The winning poster could be used in print, digital or both.

The strength of your design will be in its slogan or message and its ability to translate across different mediums.

Examples include: billboards, phone poles, local business signage, bus stop signage, transportation advertising, online banner ads, website content, Facebook photos and posts, Pinterest, and other social networks.

Swift River treatment center is located in Cummington, Mass. Click here for more information.

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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!