The competition is aimed at young people between 12-25 years of age to encourage the discussion of drug and alcohol related issues.

The competition is supported by the Department of Health, the HSE, the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Healthy Ireland and the Drugs.ie website. Drugs.ie is Ireland’s National Drug and Alcohol Information and Support Website. The drugs.ie site has in excess of 120,000 unique Irish visitors each year and over 500,000 international visitors.

The Drugs.ie “Let’s Talk About Drugs” National Youth Media Awards is an annual drug education competition that aims to help students explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society. To enter, students are asked to research topics or share their personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article; or a poster. The age categories for entering are: 12-14; 15-17; 18-21; 22-25.
The competition gives students a platform to create an original piece of material that can then be used to educate other young people.

The themes for the 2018 competition will be divided into two categories based on age. This year, we want students between 18 and 25 years of age to discuss Club Drugs and Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs).

Winners from each of the four age categories will receive a €250 One4All gift card and the overall winner of both the 12-17 and 18-25 age categories will each receive a prize of €1,000 One4All gift cards. Winners will also have their work published on drugs.ie.

 

More information about the competition and examples of previous entries can be found at drugs.ie/awards.

If you have any questions in relation to the competition or our work, please contact Jason Sheridan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01-9603010.