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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

National Red Ribbon Week contest voting now live

The National Family Partnership said that online voting is now live for the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week, until 11:59pm (EST) Saturday, Nov. 24. This year, families across America can vote online and help promote awareness in their communities.

Here’s how families entered the national contest by decorating the front of their homes with this year’s message: "The Best Me Is Drug Free":

-Students brought the Red Ribbon Week® message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year’s theme “The Best Me Is Drug Free.”

-They took a photo with their family and their Red Ribbon Week decoration, then uploaded it to www.redribbon.org/contest or to www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek.

Voting is now live! Contestants are asking family and friends in their communities and local schools to vote for their entries at www.redribbon.org/vote. Ten schools across the U.S. will each win $1,000, while 10 families will each win an iPad. Winners will be announced at events at their winning schools in December.

“Students once again took 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 carried the message to their communities. Now during the online voting period, families can discuss prevention and awareness as they gather during the Thanksgiving Holiday.”

The nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign reaches more than 80 million people nationwide. (PR)

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