Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Enter The Contest?

Families with school age children can enter the contest. Parents must submit the photos, as you must be 18 years old or older to enter the contest.

What Can I Win If I Enter The Contest?

Ten winners (one in each region) will receive an iPad for their family and $1,000 for their local (K-12) school to be used for drug prevention efforts.

How Do I Enter?

Starting October 1st, families can enter the contest by uploading a photo to www.redribbon.org/contest of their home front door, fence or mailbox decorated with a Red Ribbon and this year’s National Red Ribbon Week Theme: A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.

What Do We Need To Include In Our Photo Entry?

A Red Ribbon (a double-looped ribbon like a red bow you’d see on a gift) and this year’s theme “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free” must be included in your photo of a front door, fence or mailbox decoration. Photoshopped images will be disqualified.

Can I Take A Photo Of A Decorated School And Enter It?

No. While we encourage school staff and students to decorate schools with the Red Ribbon message, the intention of this contest is to bring the Red Ribbon message back home, encouraging parents to talk to their kids about drugs.

How Are Winners Selected?

Winners are those entries in each region that receive the most votes during the designated voting period (November 5-19, 2013).

When Are The Winners Announced?

The winners will be announced on or around December 9, 2013.

What Type Of Photo Formats Are Accepted?

Jpeg, Gif and Png formats are accepted.

What Is The Purpose Of The National Red Ribbon Photo Contest?

The National Red Ribbon Photo Contest is intended to involve families, neighborhoods, schools and communities in the Red Ribbon Week celebration. Kids bring the Red Ribbon message home. Families work together to decorate their front door, fence or mailbox with the Red Ribbon theme, spreading the drug free message in neighborhoods and communities. Schools support the families’ entries because they support the Red Ribbon message and hope to win $1,000 to use towards future drug prevention efforts. By working together, we can create a tipping point for change in our communities.

Where Can I Find The Contest Terms & Conditions?

Click here for the 2013 National Red Ribbon Contest Terms & Conditions.

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