Announced during Red Ribbon Week each October, our substance abuse prevention contest is open to all middle school and high school youth who live or attend school in Rockwood. View the flier here. We encourage art, graphic design, broadcasting and other teachers to support the contest by encouraging student participation, and incorporating the project into curriculum areas where possible. Entry deadline is January 30, 2015. Winners will be selected by an independent panel of five judges and announced in February.
Share your talents with us by creating a public service announcement video or poster about rising above the influence alcohol and other drugs. You'll have the chance to win great prizes, receive community recognition, and have your poster or video displayed/aired in many community venues.
Click here for the criteria our judges will use to decide this year's winners.
By engaging students in peer-to-peer and youth-to-adult prevention messaging, youth help raise community awareness on dangers associated with substance abuse.
Last Year's Winners
Please note that the contest theme was different last year. This year's submissions should demonstrate how/why to rise above the influence of alcohol and other drugs.
Thank you to the 152 students who submitted substance abuse prevention posters and videos for last year's contest. 2014 winning entries are below:
First Place - Middle School Second Place - Middle School
Caroline Karsten Emma Watson
Rockwood Valley, Gr 8 Holy Infant, Gr 7
Third Place - Middle School First Place - High School Second Place - HS
Saira Ingram Anna Alt Brandon Ingli
Selvidge, Gr 6 Marquette, Gr 9 Marquette, Gr 9
Third Place - High School People's Choice - Middle School
Lucy Zhu Miranda Krentz
Marquette, Gr 9 Holy Infant, Gr 7
PSA Video Winners and Links:
1st place: Molly Grotha and Grace Prosperi, Marquette seniors
2nd place: Ariel Sierra and Ali Main, Marquette seniors
3rd place: Nick Weaver and Ryan Giesing, Eureka freshmen
1st place: Haley Krey, LaSalle Springs 8th grader
2nd place: Ian Watson-Hirsch, Kevin Dunne and Drew Hediger, Holy Infant 7th graders
3rd place: Noah Wooten, Tommy Licata and Tommy Whitaker, Holy Infant 7th graders