988 Create

Huge thanks to all of the young artists that submitted their art to the 988Create campaign! We are incredibly honored to have learned so much from our volunteer professional judge Cory Woodall from the Juneau-Douglas City Musuem and from all of the brave and talented youth that submitted their works of art. We were able to award one additional artist in the larger submission category thanks to Cory’s willingness to volunteer. All of the winning submissions will be added here once we have finalized versions of their art. You can preview these pieces on our social media accounts.

Grand Prize Winners

11-13 Age Category

  • Sunna, age 12, Juneau (watercolor painting:

14-17 Age Category

  • Kalissa, age 17, Anchorage (digital art: The Climb)
  • Cammryn, age 17, Wasilla (digital poster: 988 Suicide & Crisis Line)
  • Madison, age 17, Anchorage (Mixed medium: untitled)
  • Amelia, age 15, Anchorage (recording: Mental Health PSA talk)
  • Kayla, age 15, Chefornak (988 video: untitled)
  • Starlin, age 15, Houston (poster: Mental Health Matters)

18-25 Age Category

  • Max, 25, Juneau (988 theme song- “It’s Not Too Late”)

Honorable Mention

  • Harley, age 17, Nondalton


Calling all young Alaskan artists (ages 10-25):

Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska is hosting the 988 Create! art contest with the theme Safety, Hope, Encouragement & Support to inform your peers about the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Use your creative skills to raise awareness about suicide prevention! Submit A Photo, Video, Or Audio Recording Of Your Creations!


Performing • Cinema • Fiber Arts • Fashion • Digital Art • Culture Crafts • Paintings • Sculpture • Architecture • Literature • Poetry • Music


Art due by March 1, 2023

Email submissions: yaha.alaska@gmail.com Provide: your name, age, hometown, and a brief description of how your art meets our theme (maximum 25MB per email).