Shame Kills Poster Contest

Create a poster and save lives in your home community. You can help stop deaths caused by addiction. You can make a difference. Help fight the stigma surrounding addiction.

Help us fight the deadly stigma of addictive disorders in your city by raising awareness with your own poster design! Shame Kills – now help your city overcome its shame and reach out for a helping hand.

  • Heroin use more than doubled among young adults ages 18–25 in the past decade
  • 45% of people who used heroin were also addicted to prescription opioid painkillers
  • More than 9 in 10 people who used heroin also used at least one other drug

Poster Design Contest

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 go unheard.

Help us raise awareness and fight the deadly stigma of addictive disorders in your city by creating your own poster to spread the message!

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

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Contest Guidelines

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

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

Posters should be submitted in color, and submitted in an 11″ x 17″ inch, landscape format.

Contest is open to all ages. 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.


Email submissions to [email protected] by December 31, 2016, 
at 11:59 p.m. EST.


View The Winner Poster Design Here


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