Your Chance to Enter – Red Ribbon Week 2022 Poster Contest

It is now your chance to create a winning design for the 2022 Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest and be part of the campaign to promote a drug-free and healthy lifestyle. Winning designs are judged on artistic presentation and the strength of your message. All posters must be turned in and postmarked by Nov. 15, 2021. Three winners will receive a $100 gift card and have their poster featured in Red Ribbon Week 2022.

“We’ve had this poster contest for several years and wanted to get the word out and recognize the great artwork of these students taking a stand against drugs,” said Emma Beall, Coordinator of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria.

Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest Rules:

  • Entrants must be students in Alexandria City Public Schools.
  • There are three contest categories: elementary, middle and high school.
  • Posters should include a message that promotes a drug-free lifestyle. You may come up with your own theme. 
  • Freehand, multimedia, computer-generated/assisted designs, markers or crayons may be used in the design of the poster. Scan photo, full color 300 dpi, or take a hi-res photo of it with a phone or camera in good light.
  • Posters are judged on artistic presentation and strength of message. Please include a short paragraph describing your poster theme/message. 
  • Include the student’s full name, age, school, poster theme and message description, phone number and email.
  • All posters must be turned in and postmarked by Nov. 15, 2021 to: 
    Ms. Daniela Perez-Bravo
    The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center 
    1340 Braddock Place, 5th Floor
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Electronic versions can be submitted to
  • A parent or legal guardian must submit the entry on the student’s behalf. By submitting an entry, you have confirmed that ACPS/FACE and its partners have permission to reproduce the images and post on social media or other communication channels.

Alexandria City Council recognized Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31) with a proclamation at its Oct. 12 meeting. With great pride, the City’s leaders announced the 2020 Red Ribbon Week poster contest winners:

Zeynab Talibova, the Elementary School winner, Bushra Sidiqui, the Middle School winner, and Caitlin Feehely, the High School winner. These students were awarded a $75.00 gift card, framed poster, certificate and an opportunity to speak at Alexandria City Council’s Proclamation!

Learn about other ways to celebrate Red Ribbon Week at