NATIONAL FAMILY PARTNERSHIP — Students and families interested in promoting awareness for the destruction caused by drugs will want to consider participation in a national contest Oct. 23–31. The contest is part of the National Family Partnership’s 27th annual Red Ribbon Week and will provide drug prevention grants for the winners’ schools.
In 1985 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness. The DEA is co-sponsoring this year’s national contest.
To participate in the contest and enter to win $1,000 for their local K-12 school and a new iPad for their home, families and students should:
1. Decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year’s theme “The Best Me Is Drug Free.”
2. Take a photo with the family and their Red Ribbon Week decoration, then upload by Nov. 2 to www.redribbon.org/contest or www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek (photos must be uploaded by someone 18 years or older).
3. Ask family and friends to vote for your entry at www.redribbon.org/vote Nov. 2–16. Ten winners from regions across the U.S. will win. Winners will be announced at events at their winning schools in December.
For more information, visit www.redribbon.org/contest.