The National Family Partnership has announced the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.

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. It’s easy to win because families can generate their own online votes from friends, colleagues and family members; the entries with the most votes win.

Students and their families can enter to win $1,000 for their local K-12 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.” Take a photo with the family and the Red Ribbon Week decoration, then upload by Nov. 2 to www.redribbon.org/contest or www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek (must be parents or 18+ to upload photos). Participants will then ask family and friends to vote at www.redribbon.org/vote from 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 Peggy Sapp, NFP’s volunteer president. “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.

Visit www.redribbon.org/contest for contest information.


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