Overdose Awareness Billboard Contest

Family Services, in partnership with the Montgomery County Commissioners and the Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol, is proud to sponsor the 2024 Overdose Awareness Billboard Contest.

Students (ages 14–18) who live in or attend school in Montgomery County are invited to submit original artwork for consideration.

Submissions are now being accepted! See guidelines below. 



  • Submissions must show a positive message that discourages substance abuse (specifically highlighting drug use, overdose, and/or recovery) and encourages healthier lifestyles in our communities. 
  • Artwork must include the SAMHSA 24-hour national mental health and substance use helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357). 
  • Students cannot use photographs that include other people in their artwork.
  • Artwork must be original. Students cannot use any copyrighted or trademarked characters, logos, or trademarked names of specific products. 
  • Students cannot use political references, images, or messages.
  • Students cannot use inappropriate or discriminatory language or symbols.
  • Team entries are not allowed.



Deadline for art submissions is midnight on March 10, 2024.

Voting will open in late March 2024.

Winners will be announced in April 2024. 



1st Place — $200 Amazon gift card and artwork will be displayed on various billboards across Montgomery County

2nd Place — $100 Amazon gift card and artwork will be displayed on various transit shelters across Montgomery County

3rd Place — $50 Amazon gift card



Submissions must include the student's full name, age, grade, and the name of the school they attend.

Send art to Meghan Dressel at mdressel@fsmontco.org by midnight on March 10, 2024.


Questions? Contact Meghan Dressel at mdressel@fsmontco.org