- Ten schools from across the U.S. will each win $1,000 grant for drug prevention -
- Ten families will each win an iPad for their home -
Online voting ends this Saturday, November 24th, at 11:59 p.m. (EST) There will be one winning family from each of the ten regions nationwide.
The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces that online voting is now live for the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week®, until 11:59 p.m. (EST) Saturday, November 24th. This year, families across America can vote online and help promote awareness in their communities.
Here's how families entered the national contest by decorating the front of their homes with this year's message: "The Best Me Is Drug FreeTM."
1. Students brought the Red Ribbon Week® message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year’s theme “The Best Me Is Drug Free™.”
2. They took a photo with their family and their Red Ribbon Week® decoration, then uploaded it to www.redribbon.org/contest or to www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek (only parents or those aged 18+ could upload photos).
3. The voting is now live! Contestants are asking family and friends in their communities and local schools to vote for their entries at www.redribbon.org/vote Ten lucky winners from regions across the U.S. will win. Winners will be announced at events at their winning schools in December.
“Students once again took Red Ribbon Week’s® 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 carried the message to their communities. Now during the online voting period, families can discuss prevention and awareness as they gather during the Thanksgiving Holiday.”
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 Partnership® on this contest that empowers communities to come together to talk about the drug problem,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “Red Ribbon Week® 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 Week® pledge across America to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug free.” Visit www.redribbon.org/contest for contest information .
About the NFP and Red Ribbon Week®
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 Week® 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.