Drug Awareness Speech Contest

The Drug Awareness Speech Contest is an annual competition allowing student participants the opportunity to research, organize and deliver an oral presentation on a given topic related to Drug or Substance abuse. Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our Nation, exacting more than $700 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care. Participation in the contest allows the students to explore the issues around drug abuse and addiction, and offer creative and viable solutions. The scholarship awards for this contest are $4,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place and $1,000 for 3rd place.


Drug Awareness Speech Contest Coordinator

PDG Peggy White
3101 78th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79423
(806) 928-7723
pegwhite@dennisbros.com


Topic for the 2017-2018 Year

“Rick Factors and Why Teens Use Drugs and Alcohol”

 

“Biological and Environmental Factors Associated with Drugs and Alcohol:  What you should know.”
Explore the types of biological and environmental factors parents can watch for to figure out if their child is at greater risk for substance abuse and steps they can take to address a child’s drug and alcohol abuse issues.

Eligibility

 The Drug Awareness Speech Contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors. Scholarship awards must be collected no later than two (2) years following the recipient’s graduation from High School.


Application Process and Rules

Students must complete the Common Contest application form, the Medical Power of Attorney Form and sign the Code of Conduct.  Students may download each of these from the links below, fill them out in Adobe Reader and submit them according to the rules for the contest.

2018 OFY Contest Application Form

09-12-2017 Download
2018 OFY Medical Power of Attorney

08-23-2017 Download
2018 OFY Code of Conduct

08-23-2017 Download
2018 OFY Drug Awareness Rules

10-13-2017 Download

Since each district is responsible for providing a chaperone, they must also complete the

2018 OFY Chaperone Guidelines

08-23-2017 Download

Claiming Your Scholarship

To collect your scholarship award, the contest winner or runner-up must submit proof of registration information from a university, college, junior college or vocational school. A formal request for payment, using the scholarship request form below,  should be sent to the state office along with any supplemental information needed by the institution (i.e. scholarship forms, etc).  Scholarship awards must be collected no later than two (2) years following the recipient’s graduation from High School. Send request for payment to:

Texas Lions MD-2 State Office
P. O. Box 294509
Kerrville, TX 78029-4509
Phone: 830-257-6557

Please note that payment will be made directly to the designated school.  All scholarship awards must be collected no later than two years following the recipient’s graduation from High School.

2018 OFY State Scholarship Form

10-18-2017 Download

These instructions also appear in the Contest Rules (see above).

District Application Check-Off List

Districts that sponsor winners to the State Contest will need to follow the below checklist to comply with all procedures for application.

2018 OFY District Application Check Off List

08-29-2017 Download