Each year, NFP sponsors the Red Ribbon Theme Contest, inviting people across the country to submit a unique slogan that captures the essence and mission of the campaign. Emily, Chelsea and Celise theme was chosen because it demonstrates how all of us must do our individual parts to keep our communities safe, healthy and drug-free. The theme encourages everyone to use their voice to make a difference, no matter who they are, where they’re from or what they do. The possibilities are endless when we work together!
NFP organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign in response to the murder of Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. After his murder, parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs in America. The theme contest is just one way NFP brings awareness to the community.
Theme submissions are accepted January 1 through December 4 and winners of the contest receive $500 in Ribbon Week themed merchandise courtesy of Nimco, Inc. Learn how to submit your 2022 Theme suggestion by clicking here: www.redribbon.org/theme/contest/