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    Urban Partnership for Drug Free Community Coalition and Urban Partnership for Success Collaborative Present their First Annual Substance Use Prevention Poster Contest 

    Substance Use Prevention Poster Contest

    Submit a substance abuse prevention poster with a clear message promoting a substance-free lifestyle for young people for the chance to win a prize!  


    Who Enters:

    6th-8th grade students living in Miami-Dade County

    How to Enter:

    Create a poster using either digital art media or freestyle media (markers, ink, pencils, pastels, watercolor, painting, collage, mixed media, or any combination).

    Submit a completed entry form and your poster to: vthomas@myga.org or

    Scroll to the bottom of this page to enter now!


    Designs must be landscape oriented, 8″ wide, and 5″ high.


    ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, May 5th, 2023, 11:59 pm.


    1st Place will win $500 and your poster will be shown on public transit buses across Miami-Dade County.

    2nd place will win $250.

    3rd place will win $100.

    Tips and Resources

    Examples of Short, Positive, Alcohol Prevention Messages

    • Be wise: be drug-free.
    • When you start drinking, you stop thinking.
    • Substances ties you in knots.
    • Save your brain, be alcohol-free.
    • Vape-free keeps you smart.

    The Do’s:

    • Write a positive, short, catchy substance prevention message.
    • Keep the poster images positive.
    • Try to include one fact about how substances affect youth.
    • Avoid using pictures of paraphernalia in your artwork.
    • Avoid beginning your message with “Don’t.”
    • Use original or copyright-free artwork.
    • Write your message in English, Spanish, or Haitian Creole.

    The Do Not’s:

    • Do not use scary pictures or messages (i.e. no car crashes, grim reapers, tombstones, etc.).
    • Do not use cartoon characters that are copyright protected (i.e., Sponge Bob, Shrek).
    • Do not use brand name products on the posters (e.g., Snickers, Doritos, Coca-Cola).
    • Do not use profanity or vulgar language


    Alcohol Facts (Use these facts and resources for your design!)

    Poster Contest Entry Form 2023

    Please note: All entries become the property of Gang Alternative, Inc. No entries will be returned. Design must be landscape oriented, 8" wide, and 5" high.
    Max. file size: 8 MB.