“An estimated 80 million people celebrate Red Ribbon Week each year,” says NFP President Peggy Sapp.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 02, 2016
‘Tis the season for giving! Today, 20 creative teams across the nation found out they are winners of $1,000 each from the National Family Partnership and the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest. The 10 winning families who decorated their homes and the 10 winning schools who decorated their campuses with this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme: “YOLO. Be Drug Free,” earn $1,000 each for their local schools and an iPad for the family or the person who entered on behalf of the school. The contest was part of the annual National Red Ribbon Week® celebration – the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign.
The contest, sponsored by the National Family Partnership (NFP) and co-sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), encouraged families and schools nationwide to decorate their homes and campuses with this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme, “YOLO. Be Drug Free™.” Contest participants uploaded their photos and then asked others to vote for their entry. The entries with the most votes in each of the 10 regions in each category (home entry and school entry) won the contest.
“An estimated 80 million people celebrate Red Ribbon Week each year,” says NFP President Peggy Sapp. “We designed the contest to involve families, schools, and communities in delivering the drug prevention message to children while promoting a healthy and drug-free lifestyle.”
Close to 100,000 votes were cast in support of the more than 400 contest entries. Money earned for winning the contest will go to drug education and prevention programs.
See all 2016 winning photos at http://www.redribbon.org/contest/winners.
Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 after the abduction and murder of DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. The first ever National Red Ribbon Week was organized by the National Family Partnership in 1988. NFP continues to sponsor the campaign for families, schools and communities across the nation each year. Since its inception, the campaign has touched millions of lives to promote and celebrate drug free living.
2016 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest Winners
Region 1: Braintree High School
Region 2: Red Bank Middle School
Red Bank, New Jersey
Region 3: Ingomar Middle School
Region 4: Orlando Science Elementary
Region 5: Allen East High School
Region 6: Milan Elementary School
Milan, New Mexico
Region 7: Cameron R-I School District
Region 8: Naples Elementary School
Region 9: Charles G. Emery Elementary School
Buena Park, California
Region 10: Riley Creek School
Gold Beach, Oregon
Region 1: The Rivera Family
Paul R Baird Middle School
Region 2: The Johnston Family
Geneseo Central School
Geneseo, New York
Region 3: The Spencer Family
Abingdon Elementary School
Gloucester County, Virginia
Region 4: The Trought Family
Grayson High School
Region 5: The McGovern Family
St. Eugene School
Region 6: The McDonald Family
Mountain Peak Elementary School
Region 7: The Paulson Family
Region 8: The Hejna Family
Gayville-Volin High School
Gayville, South Dakota
Region 9: The Oliva Family
Country Hills Elementary
Region 10: The Carino Family
North Valley High School
Grants Pass, Oregon
To learn more about Red Ribbon Week and the contest, visit http://www.RedRibbon.org.