Enter the 2021 Orange County Red Ribbon Theme Contest, RR Photo Contest deadline extended

on October 15, 2020

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Monroe-Woodbury and the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County are getting geared up to kick off Orange County Red Ribbon Week on October 23. Make sure and check out the Red Ribbon Week page for more information.

Students are encouraged to submit ideas for the 2021 National Red Ribbon Theme Contest. The local theme contest winners will be submitted on the national level and there will be a prize awarded.

Submission Details

  • Entries must be received by November 15, 2020 at 11:59pm via email to [email protected]. Please include your name, town of residence and/or school district in the email. Winners will be announced on December 1, 2020.
  • If submitted nationally, all entities become property of the National Family Partnership. Note: NFP reserves the right to select the theme or design from one submission and match it with another submitted or design. In that case, there will be two contest winners.
  • Entries can include a double looped Red Ribbon but it is not required. (Please refer to Red Ribbon logo for sample image in www.redribbon.org/downloads).

Helpful Hints

  • Red Ribbon Week is celebrated in schools across America, where banners and signs are hung from marquees and fences. Whatever the theme or design you create should fit well within that context.
  • Themes should be brief and as catchy as possible. This year’s theme is “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.” Last year’s theme was “Send A Message. Stay Drug Free.” Other recent theme slogans include  “Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free.”, “Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free.”, “YOLO. Be Drug Free.”, “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”, “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.”, “The Best Me Is Drug Free,” “It’s Up To Me To Be Drug Free,” “100% Me Drug Free,” “Look At Me I’m Drug Free” and “Drug Free Is The Key.”
  • While the red ribbon should be prominently featured in the design, don’t be afraid to use other colors, as well.

Photo Contest details are outlined below. The submission deadline for the Red Ribbon Photo Contest has been extended to Friday, October 23. Good luck!

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Make sure and visit the Red Ribbon Week page to learn more about all the fun activities that will take place.

Enter the 2020 Orange County Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest

Ways to Enter:

  • Individuals/families may submit a photo of a home decoration
  • Schools may submit a photo of a school or virtual school decoration

Judging will be based on:

  • Creativity
  • Best interpretation of this year’s theme: Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free
  • Most educational

How to enter:

1. Decorate

  • Decorate your home front door, mailbox, fence or car with a Red Ribbon and this year’s theme: Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest flyer
  • Decorate your school or virtual school with a red ribbon and this year’s theme: Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Fee.

2. Snap a photo & upload

  • Take a picture of your Red Ribbon decoration (preferably with people) and submit it to [email protected] by October 23 at 11:59 p.m. Please include your name, town of residence and/or school/district in the email.

Please download and view the 2020 Red Ribbon Contest Frequently Asked Questions or direct questions to [email protected].