Be Kind To Your Mind By Participating In An Art Contest!

The Richland County Health Department’s Drug Free Communities (DFC) program is holding an art contest for all school age youth in Richland County, K-12th grade, including homeschool students.

The theme is from this school year’s Red Ribbon Week, “Be Kind to your Mind. Live Drug Free”. The art needs to illustrate, interpret, and emphasize this theme. There are only three easy rules to comply:

• Only original work will be accepted.

• Include the theme “Be Kind to your mind. Live Drug Free in 2024”

• Be Creative!

Have fun with the design. We want to see the creative talents of our Richland County youth!

Be sure to include your name, age, the school you are representing and a parent or guardian contact information with your submitted artwork. If you are a homeschooled child simply write “homeschooled.”

All completed projects must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2024, to the front office of your local school, or dropped off or mail to: Richland County Health Department, c/o Drug Free Communities, 1201 W. Holly St, Suite #1, Sidney, MT 59270

Grand Prize: Winning artwork will be printed on a banner and shared with all of Richland County.. Runners Up: One winner from each school will have their art printed and displayed on a banner unique for your school, including your school logo.

The DFC’s program goals are to establish and strengthen youth collaboration with community leaders, businesses, and government representatives to support the efforts of a community coalition working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.

The most prevalent substances abused by our youth in Richland County are marijuana, alcohol, and vaping. All three of these substances are not only illegal for our youth but are unsafe for their brain development, mental health, and overall wellbeing. The greatest influences in the fight against substance use among youth are the youth. Youth have the knowledge and power to make a difference amongst their peers. They are the strength for each other to say no, but also the encouragement and support needed for their friends to stop.

Entry forms are available at all county schools and at the Richland County Health Department.

This is brought to you by Richland County Health Department Drug Free Communities and the Richland County Partnership for Promise. For more information about this project please call Stephanie Reynolds at the Richland County Health Department, 406.433.2207 or email at [email protected]>

 

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