The National Family PartnershipÂ® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon WeekÂ®, Oct. 23-31. Here's how to enter to win $1,000 for your K-12 school and an iPad for the home:
1.) Students bring the Red Ribbon WeekÂ® 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 Freeâ?¢."
2.) Take a photo with the family and your Red Ribbon WeekÂ® decoration, then upload to redribbon.org/contest by Nov. 4 (must be 18-plus to upload your photos).
3.) The voting begins! Ask your family and friends to vote for your entry at redribbon.org/vote Nov. 5-19. Ten lucky winners from regions across the U.S. will win.
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'sÂ® message of prevention home to their neighborhoods with this national contest," said the 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 nation's oldest and largest drug prevention campaign reaches more than 80 million people nationwide.
The DEA is co-sponsoring this year's national contest. "DEA is excited to partner with the National Family PartnershipÂ® on this contest that empowers communities to come together to talk about the drug problem," said DEA administrator Michele Leonhart. "Red Ribbon WeekÂ® is also when we honor DEA Special Agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe."
Adds the NFP's Peggy Sapp: "Take the Red Ribbon WeekÂ® pledge across America to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug free." Visit redribbon.org/contest for contest information.
The NFP was established in 1980, and is a national leader in drug prevention, education and advocacy. Its mission is to lead our nation's families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug-free youth. Red Ribbon WeekÂ® is the nation's largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, reaching 80 million people. NFP created the campaign in response to the 1985 abduction and murder of DEA agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena.