Elks Drug Awareness Contests

Maine Elks Drug Awareness Coloring Contest

Theme for the year: The Better Me is Drug Free

Rules

The contest is open to all 3rd & 4th Graders

Entries will be Judged on:

  • Neatness
  • Staying within the lines

Each entry must have the following:

  • Students Full Name
  • School Name, Location, and Grade
  • Sponsoring Elk Lodge Name & Number
  • Hold Harmless Agreement

The Coloring Image and Hold Harmless Agreement can be downloaded by clicking on the buttons below.

Due date: Contact your Local Elks Lodge for more details.

Winners

Each Lodge will select a winner, using the criteria listed above. The Lodge will notify winners. Winning entries will be forwarded to the District Competition. District winners will be forwarded to the State Competition. State winners will be notified, and awards are presented in May during the Maine Elks Association State Convention.

 

Elks Drug Awareness Poster Contest

The theme for the 2021-2022 contest is: “The Best Me Is Drug Free”

Rules

The contest is open to all 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students.

Poster paper: Ideally, posters should be submitted on 81/2 x 11 inch paper. However, posters submitted on paper up to 11×24 inches in size will be accepted. Please contact your local Elks Lodge for additional information, as some areas might have additional criteria.

Judging will be based on the following:

  • Closeness to the theme
  • Neatness
  • Originality
  • Correct grammatical structure

Each entry must have the following information on the back of the poster:

  • Student’s full name
  • School, location, grade
  • Elks lodge name
  • Must also be accompanied by Hold Harmless agreement

Copyrighted characters are prohibited. Entries containing copyrighted material will be disqualified. Due date: Please contact your local Elks Lodge or Elks State Association for more details.

Winners: Each lodge will select a winner, using the criteria listed above. The lodge will notify winners. Winning posters will be forwarded to District Competition. District winners will be forwarded to State Level Competition. All winning entries become the sole property of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and may not be returned.

National recognition: Each State Drug Awareness Chairman will choose one overall winner. This winning poster will be submitted for entry into the annual National Elks contest and for inclusion in the Elks DAP Coloring Book. Winning Posters may also be featured on the www.elkskidszone.org website – online coloring book and/or in ENF or DAP publications.

Elks Drug Awareness Essay Contest

Rules

The contest is open to all 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students. Participants must write their essay themselves, but they may get help from teachers, parents, or friends in the form of ideas.

  • Length: No longer than 250 words.
  • Paper size: 8½ × 11 inch.
  • Text: Typed, computer generated text, hand written or hand printed.

Judging will be based on the following:

  • Closeness to the theme
  • Neatness
  • Originality
  • Correct grammatical structure

Each entry must have the following information on the back of the essay:

  • Student’s full name
  • School, location, grade
  • Elks lodge name
  • Must also be accompanied by Hold Harmless agreement (downloaded by clicking the button below)

Due date: Contact your local Elks Lodge for more details.

Winners: Your local Elks lodge will select the top essays, using the criteria listed above. The lodge will notify winners. Winning essays will be forwarded to District Competition. District winners will be forwarded to State Level Competition. All winning entries become the sole property of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and may not be returned.

National recognition: Each State Drug Awareness Chairman will choose one overall winner. This winning essay will be submitted for entry into the National contest and may be featured on the www.elkskidszone.org website and/or in ENF or DAP publications.

Elks Drug Awareness Video Contest

The theme for the 2021-2022 contest is: “The Best Me Is Drug Free”

Rules

  • The contest is open to two age groups:
    • Pre-High School
    • High School
  • Participants: May be an individual or group
  • Length: 2 to 5 minutes in length
  • Format: Flash Drive or similar “mobile” media in readable format

Judging will be based on the following:

  • Closeness to the theme
  • Neatness
  • Originality
  • Age and Language appropriate
  • Positive message
  • Quality of video

Each entry must include the following information:

  • Student or Group’s full name
  • School, location, grade
  • Elks lodge name
  • Must also be accompanied by Hold Harmless agreement
  • If minors an additional release form is required

Due date: Please contact your local Elks Lodge or Elks State Association for more details.

Winners: Your local Elks lodge will select the top videos, using the criteria listed above. The lodge will notify winners. Winning videos will be forwarded to District Competition. District winners will be forwarded to State Level Competition. All winning entries become the sole property of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and may not be returned.

National recognition: Each State Drug Awareness Chairman will choose one overall winner. This winning video will be submitted for entry into the National contest and may be featured on the www.elkskidszone.org website and/or in ENF or DAP publications.

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