Annual Art Contest

The Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals (AADCP) recognizes the impacts art can have on the participants in treatment courts. AADCP encourages current participants in treatment courts, as well as alumni, to share their art and sense of creativity through our Annual Art Contest.

Expressing oneself in a nonverbal manner can open communication in ways the spoken word cannot. Providing a visual of an experience can feel safer than putting it into words and can help connect the community through the unique experiences of participants depicted through the art. Art allows for self-exploration, as well as an acceptable way of dealing with difficult subject matter. Art also provides a tangible item that can illicit discussion and increased awareness.

AND, art is fun!  It allows for people to play as they further their emotional and mental health healing, physical well-being, education and development.

The Arizona Problem Solving Court Conference includes the annual art contest open to current or past problem solving court participants.  Conference attendees will vote for their favorite entry at the conference and the top three winners will receive gift cards (Conference Favorite = $150, 1st place = $125, 2nd place = $100, and 3rd place = $75, and Honorable Mention = $50.)

The guidelines for the contest:

  1. Each problem solving court in your county may enter up to 5 art pieces (entries can be paintings, drawings, sculptures, poems)
  2. Each problem solving court staff members are responsible for vetting the art entries prior to submission and obtaining the artists’ permission to display and photograph their art and name.  Release of Information form click here
  3. Each entry is to align with the conference them or with Recovery
  4. Each program will identify a staff member to deliver the art entries to the conference for display (we will have a designated area) and be responsible for taking the art entries back to county/artist at the conclusion of the conference
  5. The deadline for submissions is the end of the day, April 5th
  6. Once you have identified your entries, submit a photo of the entry and a completed Release of Information Form or email the photo and entry form to artcontest@azadcp.org.

ART CONTEST WINNERS

2019

Conference Favorite

Shayna M. “A Chance for Regrowth”

Maricopa County Drug Court

1ST PLACE

Brandon T. “Birdhouse”

Yavapai County Mental Health Court

2ND PLACE

Aaron J. “I Promise This is the Last One”

Coconino County Recovery Court

3RD PLACE

Silvan M. “Soul So”

Cochise County Juvenile Drug Court

Honorable Mention

Jennifer S. “Higher Power”

Coconino County Recovery Court

2018

1ST PLACE

Donnie L.  “Star Status”

Maricopa County DUI Court

2ND PLACE

Cody B. “Thanks be to God”

Yavapai County DUI Court

3RD PLACE

Novali G. “Recovery”

Cochise County Juvenile Drug Court

2017

1ST PLACE

Melanie from Yavapai CountyVeteran’s Court

2ND PLACE

Emery from Coconino County Drug Court

3RD PLACE

Ivy from Mohave County Drug Court

2016

1ST PLACE

Melanie Ann from Yavapai County Drug Court

2ND PLACE

Chris from Yavapai County DUI Court

3RD PLACE

Nickey from Maricopa County Adult Drug Court

2015

1ST PLACE

Artist from Mohave County Adult Drug Court

2ND PLACE

Artist from Maricopa County Family Treatment Court

3RD PLACE

Artist from Yavapai County Adult Drug Court