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JPay’s Art Contest – Summer Theme

We are excited to announce the revival of the JPay Art Contest! We are searching for incarcerated individuals to share their artwork in the theme of “Summer,” and your loved one has a chance to submit the winning design!  The contest begins Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and ends Friday, August 31, 2018 at midnight.  Participating locations include: California DOC, Georgia DOC, Kentucky DOC, New Jersey DOC, North Dakota DOC, Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehab Center, Ohio DOC and Washington State DOC.


  • 1st place will win a $300.000 Walmart gift card
  • 2nd place will win a $150.00 Walmart gift card
  • 3rd place will win a $50.00 Walmart gift card

Gift cards will be mailed to the family member, friend or representative who submitted the artwork on behalf of the incarcerated individuals.

How to enter:

To enter this contest, incarcerated individuals should send their design to the friend, family member or representative that is submitting on their behalf. The design should then be scanned and emailed to to enter for a chance win. Please include the incarcerated individual’s name, identification number and the facility they are currently incarcerated at. Submissions begin August 1, 2018 and the last day to submit is August 31, 2018.  JPay’s Art Director will be the judge.  He has over thirty years experience in art design and advertising.  He will select the three winning designs and the winners will be announced on the JPay Facebook page on September 5, 2018.

Please click this link to read the Art Contest Rules and Guidelines:



  1. JPayJT

    August 15, 2018 - 11:09 am

    Hi Ronette – Only one submission per participant. That information and more is listed in the post and on the Guidelines landing page (simply click on the link).

  2. Ronette Davis

    August 15, 2018 - 11:07 am

    Can inmates submit more than one drawing?

  3. Celeste Johns

    August 13, 2018 - 10:03 pm

    I agree! If they only knew how uplifting this could be for inmates.

  4. Julia holt

    August 12, 2018 - 2:38 pm

    Millon dollar baby right here…lol…j

  5. Linda Dilts

    August 10, 2018 - 5:20 pm

    That really stinks for people in other states. Artistry is one way for an inmate to sometimes express feelings and also to encourage them to do something that can build up their moral .

  6. Ruth Lemmon

    August 7, 2018 - 9:40 am

    Need to include ALL STATES

  7. Rowena

    August 6, 2018 - 12:25 pm

    NC does nothing to motivate, rehablitate, or reform its

  8. JPayJT

    August 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm

    Hi Kathy – We’re sure he is! However, LADOC did not opt in for the promotion. Thanks!

  9. Kathy Thomas

    August 2, 2018 - 12:18 pm

    My husband is really good I think all Correctional Center be able to enter. We are in Louisiana.

  10. JPayJT

    August 1, 2018 - 9:10 pm

    Hi Nancy – Only loved ones located in the listed locations can participate. Other states did not opt to participate.

  11. Nancy Curran

    August 1, 2018 - 1:45 pm

    How can more DOCs enter? My son is in Florida and is a wonderful artist.

  12. Celeste Sykes

    July 30, 2018 - 11:27 am

    that sucks for inmates in other states who are talented

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