Contest underway for Red Ribbon Week

The 28th annual Red Ribbon Week is this month, and the National Family Partnership has launched its month-long, national contest.

Ten families across America will win $1,000 for their school and an iPad for their home by participating in the campaign.

While the contest has already kicked off, it’ll be held throughout the month of October, as well as during Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23-31.

This public service campaign helps parents and teachers prevent youth drug and alcohol abuse.

For the chance to win $1,000 for a local K-12 school and an iPad for the home, students are encouraged to 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 the Red Ribbon Week decoration, then upload to by Nov. 4

After that, the voting will begin to select this year’s contest winners.

Family, friends and schoolmates can vote on entries at between Nov. 5-19.

Ten lucky winners from regions across the U.S. will win, and winners will be announced at on Dec. 6. Winners will also be recognized at winning schools throughout December.

“Students will once again take 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 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 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.”

Visit for complete contest information.

The Jennings Daily News would also like to recognize local Red Ribbon Week participants. Simply email photos to, mail them to P.O. Box 910, Jennings, LA 70546 or deliver them to 238 North Market Street in Jennings to help promote this year’s Red Ribbon Week message, “A Healthy Me is Drug Free.”

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