As part of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s efforts to educate young people about the dangers of alcohol and discourage underage and binge drinking, the ABC Board’s Under Age, Under Arrest initiative is holding an essay and video contest for middle- and high-school students. The topic of the contest is “The Danger of Underage Drinking,” and entries should convey a message about the risks or dangers associated with underage and binge drinking.
The contest is open to individuals and school groups in grades 7-12. Entries can be in the essay, video or poster categories, and first-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded in each category. Winners will be judged by the ABC Board in conjunction with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Alabama.
The following prizes will be awarded in each category:
First Place: $300
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100
In addition, the first-place winning video may be used as a public service announcement for TV use and will be featured on the ABC Board’s website. First-, second- and third-place winners in the essay, video and poster categories will be shared via social media and featured on the Under Age, Under Arrest website, www.alabcboard.gov/underage-underarrest.
To qualify, entries must be received by 5 p.m. November 30, 2020. Winners will be announced in April during Alcohol Awareness Month.
Essays should be 1,500 words or less. Entrants can be an individual student or a team of students in grade 7-12. Entries should be emailed to email@example.com. Each entry must include a completed entry form.
Videos should be in the form of a 60-second commercial. Entrants can be an individual student or a team of students in grade 7-12. Each entry must include a completed entry form. In addition, a completed parental consent form is required for each individual and each member of a team submitting a video. Each entry must also include a “work cited” page. (Please click here for additional video contest rules.) Entries, along with entry and parental consent forms and “work cited” page, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poster entries should be formatted to fit a 24-inch-by-36-inch poster, and designs should be sent electronically via email in .jpg form. Entrants can be an individual student or a team of students in grade 7-12. Entries should be emailed to email@example.com. Each entry must include a completed entry form sent in with the poster design.
Essay, video and poster entries submitted to this contest will not be returned. Submission of the video constitutes your approval for promotional such use and exhibition by the ABC Board’s Under Age, Under Arrest initiative.