Families vie in anti-drug contest
10/4/2013, 6 a.m.
DeKalb families can enter the National Family Partnership’s “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free” contest for a chance to win $1,000 for their k-12 school and an iPad for their home.
The new monthlong contest is part of the NFP’s 28th annual Red Ribbon Week observance, taking place Oct. 23-31.
Peggy Sapp, NFP’s volunteer president, said 10 families will be awarded prizes in the campaign to prevent drug and alcohol abuse by youth.
“Students will once again take Red Ribbon Week’s message of prevention home to their neighborhoods with this national contest,” Sapp said. “By decorating their homes together with this year’s Red Ribbon theme, families carry the message to their communities.”
Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign, reaches more than 80 million people nationwide.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is co-sponsoring this year’s national contest. DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart said Red Ribbon Week is also the time during which the agency and nation honor the memory of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was abducted and murdered in 1985.
Here’s how to enter:
n Students work alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox or fence with a red ribbon and this year’s theme “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.”
n Take a photo with the family and their Red Ribbon Week decoration and upload to redribbon.org/contest by Nov. 4 (must be 18-plus to upload your photos).
n Ask your family and friends to vote for your entry Nov. 5-19 at redribbon.org/vote.
Winners will be announced on Dec. 6 at red
ribbon.org and recognized at winning schools throughout December. For more information, visit redribbon.org/contest.