Drug Awareness

This is the our local resource center for the Elks National Drug Awareness Program – the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. We are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment.

Drug Awareness Program Contests

Grab your pencils, markers, keyboards and video recorders. The Elks Drug Awareness Program offers contests for you to demonstrate your commitment to a drug-free life. The theme for the 2018-2019 contest is: “Drugs Take Away…”


Essay Contest

Open to students in 6th through 8th grade.

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Participants must write their essay themselves, but they may get help from teachers, parents, or friends in the form of ideas.

  • Length: No longer than 250 words.
  • Paper size: 8½ × 11 inch.
  • Text: Typed, computer generated text, hand written or hand printed.

Judging will be based on the following:

  • Closeness to the theme
  • Neatness
  • Originality
  • Correct grammatical structure

Each entry must have the following information on the back of the essay:

  • Student’s full name
  • School, location, grade
  • Elks lodge name
  • Must also be accompanied by Hold Harmless agreement

Due date: Deadline Coming Soon.

Winners: The Elks lodge 157 will select the top essays, using the criteria listed above. We will notify winners. Winning essays will be forwarded to District Competition. District winners will be forwarded to State Level Competition. All winning entries become the sole property of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and may not be returned.

National recognition: Each State Drug Awareness Chairman will choose one overall winner. This winning essay will be submitted for entry into the National contest and may be featured on the www.elkskidszone.org website and/or in ENF or DAP publications.

Forms:

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Poster Contest

Open to students in 3rd through 5th grade.

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Poster paper: Ideally, posters should be submitted on 8½ x 11 inch paper. However, posters submitted on paper up to 11×24 inches in size will be accepted. Please contact your local Elks Lodge for additional information, as some areas might have additional criteria.

Judging will be based on the following:

  • Closeness to the theme
  • Neatness
  • Originality
  • Correct grammatical structure

Each entry must have the following information on the back of the poster:

  • Student’s full name
  • School, location, grade
  • Elks lodge name
  • Must also be accompanied by Hold Harmless agreement

Copyrighted characters are prohibited. Entries containing copyrighted material will be disqualified.

Due date: Deadline Coming Soon.

Winners: Each lodge will select a winner, using the criteria listed above. The lodge will notify winners. Winning posters will be forwarded to District Competition. District winners will be forwarded to State Level Competition. All winning entries become the sole property of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and may not be returned.

National recognition: Each State Drug Awareness Chairman will choose one overall winner. This winning poster will be submitted for entry into the annual National Elks contest and for inclusion in the Elks DAP Coloring Book. Winning Posters may also be featured on the www.elkskidszone.org website – online coloring book and/or in ENF or DAP publications.

Forms: 

[3d-flip-book mode=”link-lightbox” urlparam=”fb3d-page” id=”1198″ title=”false” lightbox=”dark”]Essay, Poster and Video Contest Parental Consent Form (PDF File)[/3d-flip-book]

Video Contest

Open to Pre-High School, High School, and Post Graduate Students.

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  • Participants: May be an individual or group
  • Length: 2 to 5 minutes in length
  • Format: Flash Drive or similar “mobile” media in readable format

Judging will be based on the following:

  • Closeness to the theme
  • Neatness
  • Originality
  • Age and Language appropriate
  • Positive message
  • Quality of video

Each entry must include the following information:

  • Student or Group’s full name
  • School, location, grade
  • Elks lodge name
  • Must also be accompanied by Hold Harmless agreement
  • If minors an additional release form is required

Due date: Deadline Coming Soon.

Winners: Your local Elks lodge will select the top videos, using the criteria listed above. The lodge will notify winners. Winning videos will be forwarded to District Competition. District winners will be forwarded to State Level Competition. All winning entries become the sole property of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and may not be returned.

National recognition: Each State Drug Awareness Chairman will choose one overall winner. This winning video will be submitted for entry into the National contest and may be featured on the www.elkskidszone.org website and/or in ENF or DAP publications.

Sample Video

Find out how these kids get high!

Greatest of All Time

 

Forms: 

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[3d-flip-book mode=”link-lightbox” urlparam=”fb3d-page” id=”1210″ title=”false” lightbox=”dark”]Video Contest Entry and Parental release form (PDF format)[/3d-flip-book]