Red Ribbon Week contest aims to prevent youth drug, alcohol abuse

Staff Report

National Family Partnership (NFP) has announced the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31. This public service campaign helps parents and teachers prevent youth drug and alcohol abuse.

Following is how to enter to win $1,000 for your K-12 school and an iPad for the home:

1. Students bring the Red Ribbon Week message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox or fence with a red ribbon and this year’s theme, “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.”

2. Take a photo with the family and your Red Ribbon Week decoration, then upload to by Nov. 4 (must be 18 or older to upload photos).

3. The voting begins! Ask your family and friends to vote for your entry at Nov. 5-19.

Ten winners from regions across the U.S. will win. Winners will be announced at Dec. 6 and recognized at winning schools throughout December.

Students will once again take Red Ribbon Week’s message of prevention home to their neighborhoods with this national contest,” said the NFP’s Volunteer President Peggy Sapp. “By decorating their homes together with this year’s Red Ribbon theme, families carry the message to their communities.”

The nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign reaches more than 80 million people nationwide.

The DEA is co-sponsoring this year’s national contest.

Posted Oct. 16, 2013

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