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
Topic for the 2017-2018 Year
“Rick Factors and Why Teens Use Drugs and Alcohol”
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.
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.
Since each district is responsible for providing a chaperone, they must also complete the
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
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.
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.