Students Invited to Participate in Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest

ACPS students are invited to enter a poster contest to design posters for Drug Prevention Awareness month.

The competition, hosted as part of the Red Ribbon Campaign, asks students to express their feelings about drug prevention through art. The contest is open all students in elementary, middle and high school and entries must include a message promoting a drug-free environment, such as, “I’d Rather Eat Bugs than Do Drugs,” “Heroes Are Drug Free” or “Say Boo to Drugs.”

Entries can be freehand, using crayons and markers or computer generated/assisted designs. Each poster should be no larger than 11X17” and must include a message promoting a drug-free lifestyle. Posters will be judged on artistic presentation and strength of message. Students may also include a short description of the theme/message of their individual poster. On the back of each entry, students must include their full name, age, school, message or theme description and telephone number.

The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug campaign in the United States. The Red Ribbon Campaign helps citizens across the country come together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free. This year’s campaign runs until October 31, 2015. The Red Ribbon is a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The aim of the campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a Drug-Free America.

All posters must be turned in or postmarked by November 13, 2015 to: The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center, 1340 Braddock Place, 7th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314.

There will be one winner per elementary, middle and high school. Winners will receive a gift card and their poster will be featured in Red Ribbon Week of 2016.