The National Family Partnership announces the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31.
Families can enter Red Ribbon Week's contest to win a $1,000 grant for their school and a new iPad for their home. To participate in the contest, families and students will decorate the front of their homes with this year's message: "The Best Me Is Drug Free."
Students and their families can enter to win $1,000 for their K-12 school and a new iPad by decorating their front door, mailbox, fence in keeping with this year’s theme.
To take part:
- Take a photo with the family and their Red Ribbon Week decoration, then upload it to www.redribbon.org/contest or www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek by Nov. 2. The person who uploads the photos must be 18 or older.
- Next, 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.
“Students will once again take Red Ribbon Week’s message of prevention home to their neighborhoods with this national contest,” said NFP 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 the 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.”
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. 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 of the destruction caused by drugs. This year, families can get involved by entering a contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods and win a drug prevention grant for their schools.
Visit www.redribbon.org/contest for contest information.