(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 9, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard and law enforcement officials from across the state are inviting Arizona seventh and eighth graders to participate in the ARIZONA METH PROJECT’S annual “Meth NOT EVEN ONCE” poster contest to raise awareness of the dangers methamphetamine abuse.
“Our statewide efforts to cut meth use among teens have shown results, but we still have a long way to go,” said Goddard. “It is my hope that by giving youth the opportunity to reach out to one another, we can do even more to fight this devastating drug.”
Kingman Police Chief Robert DeVries said of the program, "The partnership between law enforcement and prevention efforts such as the ARIZONA METH PROJECT and community coalitions has really helped prevent first time meth use. This contest is a great opportunity for young people to join this effort."
Poster submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2010. Contest results will be announced in February. Contest winners will receive first, second and third place prizes of $500, $350 and $100. There will also be honorable mention prizes, courtesy of local retailers. This is the first year that 7th graders will be eligible to participate in the contest.
The winning submissions will be printed on a full-sized poster and used throughout 2010 in the ARIZONA METH PROJECT’s statewide public awareness campaign.
For additional information and contest rules, go to www.azag.gov .