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Poster Inspiration Unveiling

The Pete Foundation for Depression Prevention held a special, inaugural event on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at The Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky: the PeteFest Poster Inspiration Unveiling Event. The event was created to celebrate today’s youth and spread mental health awareness by holding a poster art competition open to student grades 5th through 12th.

Photo by Matt Compton. Molly Jones speaks about The Pete Foundation at the event.

There was a casual reception with live music provided by one of PeteFest’s very own 2017 Discover Sunday artists, Madison Lewis.

Photo by Kris Kass. Madison Lewis performs at the event.

The winning entry will be used as inspiration for the 2018 poster art for the annual PeteFest Music Festival, which is held on a stunning 90 acre nature preserve and aims to promote mental well-being for today’s youth, and stomping the stigma that surrounds mental illness.

One of The Pete Foundation’s primary missions is to engage with today’s youth in the community and provide a safe space for conversations about mental health and the stigma that often surrounds mental illness. Through reaching out to the community’s youth for poster art inspiration submissions, The Pete Foundation held a successful, positive event that spread awareness and got people engaged in the conversation surrounding mental health.

First place for the Poster Inspiration competition was awarded to sophomore at Walden School, Elora Green.

Photo by Kris Kass. First place winner Elora Green accepts award from Michelle Jones.

Photo by Matt Compton. First place winner Elora Green stands in front of her winning artwork.

First place art by Elora Green.

Art by Senior at Presentation Academy, Ilona Kovacs, who was awarded second place.

Third place was awarded to senior, at duPont Manual High School, Sunny Podbelsek.

Photo by Kris Kass. Art displayed from the first, second, and third place winners.

Honorable mentions included 8th grader Anika Ryan from Noe Middle School, 11th grader Madelyn Sheldon who attends Walden School, 11th grader Kath Spine who attends Walden School, and Amelia Lillie, also an 11th grader who attends J Graham Brown School.

Photo by Kris Kass. Art displayed of honorable mentions.

We would like to express our many thanks to The Frazier History Museum for their generosity, and Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown, who donated 10% of their March 25th dining sales to The Pete Foundation! We could not have held such a successful event without their support.