September 23, 2020 Miami, FL –Beginning October 1, students, families and schools across America are invited to participate in the 10th Annual National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest aimed at calling attention to the benefits of staying drug free with photography.  The contest, co-sponsored by the National Family Partnership (NFP) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be held in conjunction with National Red Ribbon Week, which takes place each year from October 23 through 31. The contest will award more than $20,000 to K-12 schools in cities across America.

The photo contest involves participants decorating the fronts of their homes (front door, mailbox or fence), or virtual school/school campuses with double-looped red ribbons while incorporating this year’s Red Ribbon theme, Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.™  Participants enter the contest by taking a photo of their decorations and by uploading the image to the RedRibbon.org website.

Twenty winners will be selected from two entry categories: Home Entry or School Entry. The top five schools and top five home submissions that receive the most votes in five designated regions across the country will win $1,000 for the school of their choice and an Apple iPad for personal use. Additionally, ten winners will be selected from the following categories: Most Creative Home, Best Use of Family, Best Use of Theme, Best Virtual Photo, Most Educational, Most Creative School or Virtual School, Best Use of School or Virtual School, Best Use of Theme, Most Ambitious and Most Educational. The winners of these categories will also win $1,000 for the school of their choice and an Apple iPad for personal use.

The DEA has been a longtime co-sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest, which is now in its tenth year. Keeping communities Drug-Free is a mission both the DEA and NFP have shared for many years. NFP hopes this fun and interactive photo contest will bring awareness about living Drug-Free to communities across the country.

“Each year, the National Family Partnership aims to embrace the joy of living a Drug-Free life,” said Peggy Sapp, NFP President. “The community’s involvement is important to us and we hope the participants enjoy it as much as we do.”

The contest begins October 1 at 9 a.m. E.S.T. and ends November 1 at 9 p.m. E.S.T.  Please visit www.RedRibbon.org/contest for more information.