A new initiative by Drugs.ie, ‘Let’s Talk About Drugs’ Media Awards Competition has been launched and is supported by the Department of Health, the HSE, COSC, the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Healthy Ireland and the Drugs.ie website.
The competition is mainly aimed at secondary schools, colleges and youth clubs nationwide. The Media Awards Competition aims to get young people between 12-25 talking about issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society.
To enter, students are asked to create either: a poster, an audio podcast, a news article; or a short video on one of the following themes: (a) The hidden harm of alcohol use; (b) The effects of drug use. The age categories for entering are: 12-14; 15-17; 18-21; 22-25. Winners from the four age categories will receive an iPad mini and the overall winner will receive a prize of €2,000.
The deadline for entries has been extended as a number of schools and youth clubs would like more time to complete their entries.