The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd-31st. 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.
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."
Here's how students and their families can enter to win $1,000 for their K-12 school and a new iPad:
1. Students bring the Red Ribbon Week message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year's theme "The Best Me Is Drug Free."
2. Take a photo with the family and their Red Ribbon Week® decoration, then upload to the Red Ribbon website or to the Red Ribbon Facebook page by Nov. 9th. The online voting deadline was Nov. 2nd-16th, and is now rescheduled to Nov. 10th-24th due to Hurricane Sandy.
3. The voting begins! Ask family and friends to vote for your entry at redribbon.org/vote. Ten lucky winners from regions across the US will win. Winners will be announced at events at their winning schools in December. Click here to learn more about Red Ribbon Week