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Essay Contest

SAFE Prevention is sponsoring a high school essay contest.

The goal of the essay contest is to get ideas on how to prevent drug abuse among society. We are asking high school students to share their thoughts on how to combat this problem. We are looking for personal anecdotes and stories where you have seen the devastation of drug use.  Looking for strong content and originality.


  • No more than 500 words
  • Must be 13-18 years of age
  • USA Resident
  • No Purchase Necessary
  • Submissions Due June 30, 2017, at 11:5pm Eastern. All submissions must be made with a PDF.
  • Winners are selected by panel of judges- finalists will be in announce in by
  • December 2017
  • Scoring Weight: Content 40%; Originality; 40%; Spelling & Grammer: 20%


There will be one grand prize winner of $10,000

2nd place – $5,000

3rd place – $2,000

4th & 5th place – $1,000 each

Submit your essay here