Drug-free essay and poster contests are held in schools and community centers to raise awareness about drugs and promote drug-free living among young people.


The Drug-Free World program is premised on the fact that if you educate a child with the truth about drugs, they are more likely to make the correct decision about drugs—and come to that decision on their own.

One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is by eliciting student participation through Drug-Free World essay and poster contests.

To date, thousands of schools and community groups have sponsored such contests. Providing students with an essay topic or drug-free theme to illustrate, organizers are able to not only get students involved, but, as students must call upon what they’ve learned in order to create, the activity reinforces their drug education.