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The National Family Partnership will host a contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23-31.
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1985 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing red ribbons as symbols of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs.
This year, families can get involved by entering a contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods and win a drug prevention grant for their schools.
Families can enter Red Ribbon Week's contest to win a $1,000 grant for their school and a new iPad for their home.
To participate in the contest, families and students will decorate the front of their homes with this year's message: "The Best Me Is Drug FreeTM."
Here's how students and their families can enter to win $1,000 for their K-12 school and a new iPad: students bring the Red Ribbon Week message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year's theme.
Take a photo with the family and their Red Ribbon Week decoration, then upload it to www.redribbon.org/contest or www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek by Nov. 2 (must be parents or 18 and older to upload photos).
Ask family and friends to vote for entries at www.redribbon.org/vote from Nov. 2-16.
Ten lucky winners from regions across the U.S. will win. Winners will be announced at events at their winning schools in December.
For more information, visit www.redribbon.org/contest.