Submitted by National Family Partnership
The National Family Partnership has announced the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31. 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:
• 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."
• Take a photo with the family and your Red Ribbon Week decoration, then upload to redribbon.org/contest by Nov. 4 (you must be 18 or older to upload photos).
• Ask family and friends to vote for your entry at redribbon.org/vote Nov. 5-19.
Winners will be announced at redribbon.org on Dec. 6 and recognized at winning schools throughout December.
"Students will once again take Red Ribbon Week's message of prevention home to their neighborhoods with this national contest," said NFP's Volunteer President Peggy Sapp.
"By decorating their homes together with this year's Red Ribbon theme, families carry the message to their communities."
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."
For contest information, visit redribbon.org/contest.
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