The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23 to 31. This public service campaign helps parents and teachers prevent youth drug and alcohol abuse.
Here’s 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 redribbon.org/contest by Nov. 4 (must be 18+ to upload your photos).
3.) The voting begins. Ask your family and friends to vote for your entry at redribbon.org/vote Nov. 5-19.
Ten lucky winners
The winners will be announced at redribbon.org on Dec. 6 and recognized at winning schools throughout December.
The DEA is co-sponsoring this year’s national contest. “DEA is excited to partner with the National Family Partnership® on this contest that empowers communities to come together to talk about the drug problem,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “Red Ribbon Week® is also when we honor DEA Special Agent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena, who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe.”
Adds the NFP’s Peggy Sapp: “Take the Red Ribbon Week® pledge across America to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug free.”
Visit redribbon.org/contest for contest information.
The NFP 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, reaching 80 million people. NFP created the campaign in response to the 1985 abduction and murder of DEA agent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena.