Call For Entries: National Red Ribbon Week® Photo Contest Starts this Week

Oct. 2, 2017 – To help educate and prevent drug use, the National Family Partnership (NFP), invites families and schools across America to participate in its 7th Annual National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest featuring the 2017 Red Ribbon theme, “Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free®”. The contest, which is co-sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is held part of the 32nd Annual Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31, 2017). Contest entries are accepted until November 2. This year, $20,000 will be awarded to schools in ten regions across the country and 20 individual/family winners will receive an iPad.

“The opioid crisis is a devastating wake-up call. It’s more important than ever to teach children and families how to prevent drug abuse,” said NFP President Peggy Sapp. “This contest inspires adults, in fun ways, to talk to children about making healthy choices and living a drug-free lifestyle. It’s prevention in action.”

Jackie McDonald, a 2016 winner, said the contest created an opportunity to talk to her kids about drugs. “This topic is sort of taboo and we usually shield our children from things like this, but with this project, we were able to talk about it with them.”

Using this year’s theme, “Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free” and a double-looped red ribbon, there are two ways to enter:

1)    Families may submit a photo of a home decoration.

2)    Schools may submit a photo of a school decoration.

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