Subject: “My Natural High” – What Keeps You Substance Free?
NCAPDA is holding three separate poster contests in 2016 in partnership with organizations we frequently work with.
- Acalanes Wellness Committee
- Lamorinda Alcohol Policy Coalition
- National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
Qualifications: All public, private and home schooled students in grades 6-12 who live in the following areas:
Contest #1: Contra Costa County, CA
Contest #2: Lamorinda, CA (Lafayette, Moraga & Orinda)
Contest #3: Surry County, NC
Note: Larmorinda students are only eligible to participate in Contest #2.
Prize Awards: All contest participants will receive an invitation to attend the award events where winners will be announced, as follows:
Contest #1: March 8th, 2016 at San Ramon Valley High School, San Ramon, CA.
Contest #2: Date in April to be announced
Contest #3: Date in April to be announced
Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 Posters in all three contests for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12: 1st: $100 2nd $75 3rd $50
Fliers: Help spread the word! See attachments below for fliers that can be shared for all three contests.
Important: Please review the following information that includes the rules, suggestions for poster development and judging information.
Note: Contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the following rules and information.
- All entries become the property of the contest’s Participating Sponsors and may be used in whole or in part by them at their discretion. Original posters must be provided to them upon request.
- By entering the contest, all entrants agree to permit the use of their name for publicity and further agree that the Participating Sponsors have a universal, irrevocable and non-exclusive license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, display and exhibit the poster without payment or further consent.
- All participants additionally grant the Participating Sponsors all rights, title and interest, including, without limitation, all copyrights and exploitation rights in any media of the poster without payment or further consent.
- The poster may not depict any trademarks or copyrighted materials, logos or brand names, including those of the Participating Sponsors.
- By submitting the poster, the entrant represents that: 1) everything depicted in the poster is original to this contest and does not infringe upon or otherwise violate any right of any person or other entity; 2) he/she has all rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to submit the poster into the contest in accordance with these terms and conditions; and 3) no person/entity other than the entrant has any rights to the poster.
- By entering the contest, the entrant agrees that the Participating Sponsors may post the entrant’s posters on their websites, Facebooks or other social media sites with or without the name of the entrant.
- The entrant agrees that the Participating Sponsors has the right to modify, edit and/or adapt the poster as necessary and to reproduce it, in whole or in part, without compensation or further notice to the entrant.
- The opinions expressed in the poster are solely the opinions of the entrant and not those of the Participating Sponsors. Posters that are deemed by the judges to be harmful or offensive to others will be considered unacceptable and will not be judged. Entrants will be notified of this as soon as possible after our judges have determined this.
- The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and is void where prohibited by law.
- The Participating Sponsors are not liable for any injuries on the participant’s part during the development of the poster for broken equipment or material and services and materials purchased to produce the submission. The contest participant assumes all responsibility for damages, injuries and cost associated with their submission.
- Student must live in the area covered by the contest they enter.
- Contest participants can submit up to three individual posters but are only eligible to win one prize for the contest they enter.
Posters can be created using any media, including digital, photography or hand drawn artwork. Handmade posters must be in one of the following sizes: 8 x 10 in. 11 x 14 in. 16 x 20 in.
Digitally created posters must be of high enough quality to be printable up to 16 x 20 in. without losing their definition.
Important: Posters must depict the words “My Natural High” somewhere on the poster.
Entrants must use the poster to show what helps them remain substance free. Consider these questions as you decide how to design your poster:
- What are your academic or other interests?
- What do you enjoy learning about or doing?
- How much do your family and friends mean to you?
- What are your future goals, hopes and dreams?
- How do you want to make a difference in the world?
Contest #1: February 26, 2016
Contest #2: March 15, 2016
Contest #3: March 15, 2016
Posters must be submitted as a JPEG file attached to an e-mail message sent as shown below:
Contest #1: E-mail to NCAPDA at email@example.com by February 26, 2016
Contest #2: E-mail to Jaime Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2016
Contest #3: E-mail to Frankie Andrews at email@example.com by March 15, 2016
- If poster was created using non-digital media, take a photograph of it and send it as a JPEG file attachment.
- If poster was created using digital media, save and send it as a JPEG file attachment.
Include the following in the body of your e-mail message:
- Your Name – School – Grade in School – City and State – Phone Number
- Which contest you are entering
- Important: In a single paragraph as part of your e-mail message, describe your poster and what “Natural High” helps keep you substance free.
- Important: Read through all of the contest rules and type the following statement at the end of your e-mail message: “My parents and I have read and fully understand all of the contest rules and they have given me permission to enter the contest ”.
Note: Requested information above that is missing may result in disqualification.
Posters will be judged based on Creativity/Originality, Clarity, Adherence to Theme and Overall Appeal/Quality, all related to what type of “natural high” motivates you to stay substance free. Judges will include adults and youth residing in the area for each contest.
Please review our scoring rubric on the attachment below before you begin your artistic creation and design your poster in a way that will give you the most points possible.
A total of three cash prizes will be awarded for each of the three contests (Contra Costa County, Lamorinda and No. Carolina). The top 3 posters selected by our judging panel will be awarded as follows:
Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12
1st place: $100 1st place: $100
2nd place: $75 2nd place: $75
3rd place: $50 3rd place: $50
Contest Award Schedule
Winners need not be present to win but are highly encouraged to attend the award events scheduled for each contest. All contestants will be invited to the award event for the contest they entered.
Contest #1: Will be held on March 8, 2016 in the Performing Arts Center at San Ramon Valley High School in San Ramon, CA.
Contest #2: Will be held in the Lamorinda, CA area on a date in April, 2016 to be announced.
Contest #3: Will be held in Surry County, NC on April 20, 2016 at a location to be announced.
Note: Contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.