Get ready to unleash your creativity and make a difference in the conversation about mental health!

Anxiety Canada is thrilled to announce our Drawing and Writing Contest in honour of Action Anxiety Day. Designed for children aged 4-13 across Canada, this contest invites young minds to express themselves through art and writing.

With thought-provoking prompts that delve into feelings of anxiety, calmness, and worry, participants have the opportunity to not only showcase their talents but also contribute to the normalization of discussing emotions. Whether you child is a budding artist or writer, join us in sparking meaningful conversations about mental health through creativity!

If you are a teacher looking to educate your class about anxiety and mental health, download our Educator Toolkit.

Contest Details

Who: Children between the ages of 4-13.

What: Participate in our Action Anxiety Day Drawing and Writing contest! Participants can choose one of the following prompts to inspire their creativity:

1) How can you act on anxiety?

2) Where do you feel the most calm?

3) How does worry feel for you?

Anxiety Canada will award two winners: One winner between the age of 4-8 and one winner aged 9-13. Each will each receive a $100 gift card.

Where: Any child from across Canada can participate! Teachers can bring the contest into their classroom for students to enter, or parents can submit the entry on behalf of their child.

When: The contest period is open from May 15-June 11, 2024. We will announce 2 winners on June 12th!

How: All entries should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “Drawing and Writing Contest.”

Why: Action Anxiety Day is all about normalizing talking about feelings! For many, creative projects can help children tap into how they are feeling.



Note: This contest is now closed. We had so many amazing entries, that we ended up adding a second place category. Learn about the winners here.