We are frequently contacted by schools, organizations and communities about when Red Ribbon Week is scheduled to take place each year. It’s a very simple answer because the dates are always the same.
WHEN IS 2019 RED RIBBON WEEK?
Red Ribbon Week takes place every year on October 23-31. So Red Ribbon Week in 2019 takes place October 23-31, 2019.
DOES RED RIBBON WEEK REALLY START ON A TUESDAY?
This year, Red Ribbon Week begins on a Wednesday. What does that mean for your school or community? If you can’t celebrate Red Ribbon Week from Wednesday to Thursday and must choose one calendar week to do so, use your best judgment. For example, some participants will choose to celebrate starting on the 22nd and others will wait until the following week.
WHAT IF WE CAN’T CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK DURING THE SELECTED DATES?
While it is ideal for everyone to celebrate Red Ribbon Week from October 23-31st each year, we understand that some schools and communities cannot make that work. We recommend choosing a date in October if possible and if not, choosing what works best for you.
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Taeya Moore, a student at Solon Middle Schoolin Solon, Ohio created the theme for 2018 Red Ribbon Week, which takes place October 23-31, and will receive $500 of prevention materials for her school.
The annual National Red Ribbon Theme Contest, sponsored by the National Family Partnership, offers students and other prevention supporters the opportunity to be a part of history. The winning slogan will be used throughout 2018 in thousands of schools and communities across America.
As the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week® reaches over 80 million people each year throughout the United States. Informed Families is the Florida Sponsor of Red Ribbon Week.
This is the fourth year that Solon Middle School won the National Red Ribbon Theme contest, thanks to proud Red Ribbon supporter and digital arts teacher Cheryl Holsapfel (featured on the left in the photo below with Taeya and her family), who encourages her students to enter the contest every year.
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The National Family Partnership (NFP), invites families and schools across America to participate in its 6th Annual National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest.
The National Family Partnership (NFP), invites families and schools across America to participate in its 6th Annual National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest. The contest, which is co-sponsored by the DEA, will be held in conjunction with the 31st Annual Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31).
“Students will once again take the Red Ribbon Campaign prevention message into their homes, neighborhoods and schools with this contest,” said NFP President Peggy Sapp. “It’s a fun and creative way for parents and schools to educate children about the dangers of drug use while they decorate their homes and schools using this year’s theme, “Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free.”
Entries will be accepted from Oct. 1 through Nov. 2 and the winners will be announced on December 1. This year, $20,000 will be awarded to schools in ten regions across the country.
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Here’s how to enter:
Students and families decorate their home’s front door, mailbox or fence with a double-looped red ribbon and the theme, “Your Future Is Key So Stay Drug Free”
Schools (K-12) may decorate their school campus with a double-looped red ribbon and the theme, “Your Future Is Key So Stay Drug Free.” Decorations should be in a visible location on the school campus.
Take a photo with your decoration and upload it to RedRibbon.org/contest October 1 (12:00 am ET) to November 2 (11:59pm ET). You must be 18 years or older to upload the photo and can do so from any desktop or mobile device.
Ask family and friends to vote for your entry beginning November 3 (12:00am ET) to November 17 (11:59pm ET). The winners will be announced December 2nd.
10 Families in the Home Decoration category with the most votes in each region will win an iPad for the family and $1,000 to be used towards drug prevention at a K-12 school of their choosing.
10 schools in the School Decoration category with the most votes in each region will win an iPad (for the school employee or PTA member who entered on behalf of the school) and $1,000 to be used towards drug prevention at the school.
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We recently announced the 2017 National Red Ribbon Theme, Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free™. Now, we are proud to announce the winner of the theme contest: Iris Yu, a student at Solon Middle School in Solon, Ohio.
The school will receive national recognition and $500 in Red Ribbon Theme merchandise from Nimco, Inc. In addition to the attention she is receiving from her school community, Iris is receiving a great deal of support from her family.
“Our whole family is very excited and proud of Iris, especially her little brother,” said Wei Yu, Iris’ mom. “This topic is important to me as it’s important to everyone. Aside from all the social problems caused by drug abuse, as a parent, it’s just heartbreaking to see kids being victimized by drugs [when] they could have a bright future.”
Iris, who entered along with hundreds of classmates thanks to the dedication of her media arts teacher Cheryl Holsapfel, didn’t think she was going to win but had a good time trying.
“I [had] fun trying to think of various slogans,” said Iris. “I think that drug prevention is important because [drug use] has been popularized by pop culture and the media. I came up with the theme by first considering what doing drugs would affect, and the obvious answer to me was your future. The rest of the words kind of just fell into place afterwards.”
Holsapfel participates each year in the contest as a way to talk with her students about drugs. All of her students enter the contest and have done so for the past few years. Holsapfel’s intended message clearly got through to Iris.
“Drugs not only affect your brain, but your future as well,” said Iris. “You don’t get a second future. It’s why you do a lot of the things you do…in hopes of having a good future.”
To Iris’ mom, her daughter’s message for her peers across America is clear.
“There are so many beautiful places you could go. There are unlimited possibilities for you to explore. So don’t let drugs ruin it.”
Stay tuned for the release of the 2017 Red Ribbon Planning Guide and other wonderful materials available at www.redribbon.org/downloads.