Clark Family Wins National 2018 Red Ribbon Photo Contest

Sigourney Elementary School To Receive $1,000 For Drug Prevention after Clark family wins Red Ribbon Photo Contest

Sigourney, IA (Dec. 3, 2018)– Drum roll please! Megan Clark and her family won National Family Partnership’s 2018 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest. The contest takes place as a part of National Red Ribbon Week ® – the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign, sponsored by the National Family Partnership (NFP). During the month of October, Clark worked with her sons, Wells and Owen, to decorate the front of her home with this year’s National Red Ribbon Week theme, “Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free™.” All this was done to promote the Clark family’s commitment to living a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. Clark earned $1,000 for her school, Sigourney Elementary School, and an iPad for her family. 


"The contest makes it easy to bring up the drug free topic with the kids,” said Clark. “We’ve been participating for so long, it’s interesting to continue the conversation each year and really get to understand what the kids know, need to know, and how strongly they feel about living drug free!” 


This year, Red Ribbon Week added a Judges’ Winner portion to the photo submission competition with 10 new categories. Winners were selected based on creativity, best use of theme, ambition, involvement of local communities and schools, parent participation, and education of Red Ribbon Week’s message, which were all based on votes from our judges. 


The Clark was this year’s winner of the Most Creative category for their creative display, artistic vision and ability, overall effort, and attention to detail. 


Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 after the abduction and murder of DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. The first ever National Red Ribbon Week was organized by the National Family Partnership in 1988. NFP continues to sponsor the campaign for families, schools and communities across the nation each year. Since its inception, the campaign has touched millions of lives to promote and celebrate drug free living.

For more on this story, catch the December 5 edition of the News-Review.