To deliver the Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31) prevention message in homes, schools and communities across America, the National Family Partnership (NFP) is inviting families and schools to participate in its 5th Annual National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest. Co-sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the contest asks families and schools to enter Red Ribbon Week decorations which feature this year’s National Red Ribbon Week theme: “Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.” and a double looped red ribbon.
“Students will once again take the Red Ribbon Campaign prevention message into their homes, neighborhoods and schools with this contest,” said NFP President Peggy Sapp. “It’s a fun and creative way for parents and schools to educate children about the dangers of drug use while they decorate their homes and schools.”
Here’s how to enter:
- Students and families decorate their home’s front door, mailbox or fence with a double-looped red ribbon and the theme, “Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.”
- Schools (K-12) may decorate their school campus with a double-looped red ribbon and the theme, “Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.” Decorations should be in a visible location on the school campus.
- Take a photo with your decoration and upload it to RedRibbon.org/contest by 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 3. You must be 18 years or older to upload the photo and can do so from any desktop or mobile device.
Ask family and friends to vote for your entry beginning Nov. 4 at midnight EST to Nov. 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winners will be announced Dec. 4th.
10 Families in the Home Decoration category with the most votes in each region will win an iPad for the family and $1,000 to be used towards drug prevention at a K-12 school of their choosing.
10 schools in the School Decoration category with the most votes in each region will win an iPad (for the school employee or PTA member who entered on behalf of the school) and $1,000 to be used towards drug prevention at the school.
The National Family Partnership was established in 1980 and is a national leader in drug prevention, education and advocacy. Its mission is to lead our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug-free youth. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign. NFP created the campaign in response to the 1985 abduction and murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Learn more about NFP at www.nfp.org.