2012 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2012 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest. We received over 140,000 votes in support of your photos.
We are delighted to announce the ten winners from around the country who received the most votes in each region.
"The contest was an easy way for me to help support parents talking to kids about drugs without sounding pushy. I would say, 'please vote for Izzy, but more importantly, please talk to your kids about drugs.'"
"I liked that we got to meet our neighbors. Some of the little ones started asking questions. 'Do you do drugs?' I replied, 'No, of course not. It is a choice. Say no.'"
"In the past, the school had a drug awareness club. We hope this money can be used to bring back this important program."
"I'm really excited to see the Red Ribbon Campaign extended to our families' homes. The school campaign is impactful alone, but when combined with support from families in the community, we can really see change."
"We got the drug free message out to all of our friends and family verbally, through Facebook and via email. The school also spread the word and so many people at the school participated. It was a great promotion and a good way for us to talk to our kids about drugs."
"Some of my extended family members are battling addiction. So we thought this would be a great time to make a huge difference by supporting drug prevention. I want my girls to know that if they set their mind to something, they can make a huge difference."
"I am talking about the dangers of alcohol and drugs now because I want my kids to remember in the future. As parents, we need to be loud and clear that drugs are not ok. People tend to worry about it when it comes up instead of preparing for it all along."
"We are very excited for the Stone family and the opportunity this will afford our school to address concerns with drugs that our youth are facing."
"This really helped us to introduce the topic of drugs to them. We thought they were too young, but this contest helped us open up the dialogue. My son keeps saying he wants to have a drug free life and he's not afraid to tell other kids."
"We are very grateful for this drug prevention money. Idaho's Safe and Drug Free Schools funding has been gone for a couple of years. Our Red Ribbon Week and other drug prevention efforts come out of whatever funds we can scrounge up."