What Helped Support Your Mental Health This Last Year?
CMHA Saskatchewan Division is back at it with the 2022 #CMHACashCalendar Artwork Call!
2020 will go down as one of the weirdest, most disruptive years in living memory. We know people have gone through a lot, never has a single year felt like a decade for so many of us out there. This is why we want to give you the chance to share your story in the next CMHA Cash Calendar.
Whether your experience was good or bad, let your artwork submissions for 2022 be a therapeutic release from this bizarre last year. Painting, Photography, Poetry, Sculpture, Craftwork of all kinds, and even Video are all welcome. Our Art Call is open to anyone living in Saskatchewan.
Submission Prize Amounts:
Submissions selected to appear in the #CMHACashCalendar will be awarded monetary prizes of:
Cover Artwork – $200
Monthly Artwork – $100
Calendar Poetry – $50
Honourable Mention Artwork – $50
Any artwork submitted will be displayed on the CMHA Instagram account with full credit to the artist. There is no monetary prize for Instagram, however, artists are welcome to submit a link to their personal sales page, should they have one.
Also, new to this year, artists will be awarded $200 if their artwork is chosen as a cover image for the newly revised, bi-annual, CMHA Transitions Magazine and/or $40 for artwork chosen to appear in a page spread in Transition Magazine. Only artists with artwork selected for the magazine will be contacted and contact times may vary depending on publication dates.
All Artists with artwork being featured in the 2022 CMHA Cash Calendar will be contacted prior to the official sales launch of the Calendar (approx. June, 2021).
Please note that we print our calendar images at 300 dpi on 11″ wide by 8 1/2″ tall glossy paper.
All submissions are welcome, but remember, the final product is a print. If you’re submitting a dance or another artistic act, get creative with how you capture your submission. Video submission will be accepted for the 2022 art call.
ALL SUBMISSIONS (up to 3 submission/person) MUST INCLUDE
**Physical Submission WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED this year due to COVID-19 restrictions & mail backlogs – we apologies for the inconvenience**
- A title for each piece submitted (each submission must have its own title)
- A short 2-3 sentence explanation of how each piece submitted represents something positive for your mental health (each submission must have its own explanation)
- Your full name
- Your age
- Where you are from in Saskatchewan
- An active Email Address
- Your phone number (or the best way to contact you)
- Your Instagram handle or personal website (we will tag and share these on our Instagram and in other CMHA Publications)
** Please note – If you don’t want your Instagram or Website shared, do not provide this information. **
Submission File Requirements
- Each submission should be a high resolution (300 dpi), PDF, JPEG, TIFF, or PNG
- Poems may be submitted through email using the word program of your choice
- Sculptures or other physical objects should be photographed and submitted digitally (please take these photos in a well-lit area, with minimal background)
- Video submissions will be accepted this year
- Submissions must be uploaded to Youtube or another publicly available video platform
- Submissions must include a selection of still images that can be used for print
- If your video is selected, a QR code will be printed with your stills linking directly to your full video online
**When photographing a submission, you can send more than one image of that submission. For example, 1 sculpture may be submitted with 3 or 4 different photos and still count as1 of your 3 submissions.**
Please submit entries to:
Submission Deadline: Midnight April 15th, 2021
(We can not accept submissions after the cut-off deadline due to production timelines)
If you have any questions please email us: CalendarContest@cmhask.com
Or call our toll free number: 1 800 461 5483
For those who may not know, the Canadian Mental Health Association is a Not-For-Profit, Non-Governmental organization that has been advocating for people with lived experience for over 100 years!
Our CMHA Cash Calendar has been our organization’s primary fundraiser throughout its long history and continues to help fund a variety of important CMHA programs here in Saskatchewan.
In 2020, the CMHA Saskatchewan Division launched the H.O.P.E Learning Centre. Helping Others thru Peer Support or H.O.P.E. is a brand new initiative modelled after the Recovery Collage model where individuals can enroll in a variety of life skill courses to help build resilience and learn healthier coping strategies for when times get tough. Our H.O.P.E. Learning Centre was the natural evolution of our “Friends For Life” program.
If you would like to learn more about the Cash Calendar Fundraiser Please CLICK HERE
We hope that this call for artwork inspires you to continue supporting CMHA Saskatchewan`s great work, and gives everyone in our province a chance to share their mental health story. Good luck and get creating!