As part of our annual Red Ribbon Day Drug Prevention Walk, we invite all Union County 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade school students to participate and creatively present their anti-drug through art. Our local contest is part of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign conducted by the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the United States. Union County Schools may register at the beginning of each school year and the winners are presented at our annual Red Ribbon Day event in October.
For the 23rd year, Prevention Links will be coordinating the in person Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk. This event concludes Red Ribbon Week, aimed at educating youth on the dangers of drugs and encouraging them to live a drug free lifestyle. We expect this event to be exceptional! It will take place on October 16, 2021 in person at Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ. Along with letting you know about our event, we are announcing our annual 2021 “What’s My Anti-Drug?” poster contest.
We would like to invite you and your school to participate in our county wide “What’s My Anti-Drug” poster contest. This contest is open to all Union County 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Students are asked to create a poster describing what they choose to do instead of drugs. This can include things such as sports, family, and hobbies. Posters will be judged strictly on originality and creativeness, not on artistic ability. Posters must include the student’s name, teacher, grade, school name, phone number/email, and mailing address or they will not be entered into the contest. All posters must be submitted no later than 3 PM on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
Also, this year we are giving YOU an opportunity to choose the winner! Three finalists from each grade level will be chosen to participate in an online voting contest that will help determine the winner(s) of each grade level! The poster with the most votes overall will get their poster featured on a t-shirt that will be sold at Red Ribbon Day 2022. Starting October 11th you can access the online voting at www.preventionlinks.org.
Poster Contest winners will then be announced at the in person 23th Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk on October 16th. Finalists will receive their gift card prize at the walk during the formal ceremony.
Please mail-in or drop off all poster submissions to:
ATTN: Poster Contest – Room 302
121-125 Chestnut Street
Roselle, NJ 07203
If you have any questions, please contact Kelley Ryan at (732) 381-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to seeing your student’s submissions!
Drawing characters is my anti-drug
Mikola Menzak – 5th grade – Lincoln school – Garwood – Teacher – Rebecca Planer
I shred drugs with my boards
Bobby Cahill – 5th grade – Harding elementary- kenilworth – Teacher – Melissa Marks
Hit drugs out of the park
Xavier Barnes – 5th grade – Lincoln school – Garwood – Teacher – Rebecca Planer
What I do instead of drugs
Julie Robles – Harding elementary – kenilworth – Teacher – Horling – 6th grade
Don’t paint drugs into your picture
Courtney Kilmer – 6th grade – Lincoln – Franklin elementary school – Garwood
Spin to choose
Christopher Passuth – 6th grade – Carl H. Kumpf school – Teacher – Steve Acosta
My Anti-Drug Is Art
Bryan Ruban – 8th grade – Lincoln School – 400 Second Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027 – Teacher – Mrs. Planer
121-125 Chestnut Street Suite 301,
3rd Floor Roselle, New Jersey 07203
Registration for the 2020 Poster Contest is Closed.
Check back for future updates on the 2021 Contest!