Enter to win $1,000 for your school and an iPad for the home with
Red Ribbon Week's new contest
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MIAMI -- The National Family
Partnership is announcing a national contest for its 28th annual Red
Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31. The Red Ribbon Week public service campaign
helps parents and teachers prevent youth drug and alcohol abuse.
Here's how to enter to win $1,000 for your K-12 school and an iPad
for the home:
Students bring the
Red Ribbon Week 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 Free."
Take a photo with
the family and your Red Ribbon Week decoration, then upload to
by Nov. 4 (must be 18 or older to upload the photos).
The voting begins. Ask family and
friends to vote for your entry at
There will be 10 winners from regions across the U.S.
Winners will be announced at
redribbon.org on Dec. 6 and recognized at winning schools
"Students will once again take Red Ribbon Week's message of
prevention home to their neighborhoods with this national contest,"
said Peggy Sapp, the NFP's volunteer president. "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.
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The Drug Enforcement Administration is co-sponsoring this year's
"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
The NFP president added: "Take the Red Ribbon Week pledge across
America to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug-free."
For contest information, visit
National Family Partnership news release]
The National Family Partnership was established in 1980, and is a
national leader in drug prevention, education and advocacy. Its
mission is to lead the nation's families and communities in
nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug-free youth. NFP
created the Red Ribbon Week campaign in response to the 1985
abduction and murder of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.