(Phoenix, Ariz. - Jan. 15, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard reminds Arizona middle school students that time is running out for participation in the 2010 Arizona Meth Project’s “NOT EVEN ONCE” poster contest. The effort is designed to raise awareness of the dangers methamphetamine abuse poses to young people. Arizona 7th and 8th grade students are eligible to enter. This is the first year that the contest is being extended to include 7th graders.
Poster submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on January 29, 2010.
Contest results will be announced in February. Contest winners will received first, second, and third places prizes of $500, $350 and $100. There will also be honorable mention prizes, courtesy of local retailers. Winning submissions will be printed on a full-sized poster and used throughout 2010 in the Arizona Meth Project’s statewide public awareness campaign.
“Our statewide efforts to cut meth use among teens have shown encouraging results, but we still have a long way to go,” said Goddard. “It is my hope that by giving students the opportunity to reach out to one another, we can do even more to fight this devastating drug.”
For additional information and contest rules, go to www.azag.gov .