Announced during Red Ribbon Week this October, the Rockwood Drug -Free Coalition kicked off its substance abuse prevention video/poster contest, which is open to all middle school and high school youth who attend school or live in the Rockwood School District area.
The Coalition encourages art, graphic design and broadcasting teachers to support the contest by encouraging student participation and incorporating the project into their curriculum where possible.
The entry deadline is Jan. 30, 2015. Winners will be selected by an independent panel of five judges and announced in February.
Entries must share an alternative to alcohol or drug use and should convey why it is better to be above the influence rather than under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
First-, second- and third-place winners will win prizes, receive community recognition and have their poster or video displayed/aired in many community venues, such as Six Flags, schools, city halls, fitness centers and on television including MTV, MTV2 and Nick.
A complete list of rules and how to submit an entry is online at rockwoodcoalition.org.