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High Contrast Text Size “Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition 2017

Deadline to enter is 1 February 2017

Written by Michelle O'Connor and posted in news

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The “Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition 2017 launched on 3 October.

This competition is run annually and encourages discussion and communication of drug and alcohol-related issues by inviting young people to produce a piece of original material relating to drugs and/or alcohol use. 

The competition is primarily aimed at secondary schools, colleges and youth clubs nationwide and is supported by the Department of Health, the HSE, the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Healthy Ireland and the website. is Ireland’s National Drug and Alcohol Information and Support Website. The website has over 150,000 Irish visitors each year and over 500,000 international visitors.

To enter, young people are asked to research topics or share their personal experiences and create a) news article; b) video/animation; c) audio recording; d) poster on one of the following themes:

  • Why do some young people take drugs?
  • What impact does alcohol have on relationships?

The age categories for entering are: 12-14; 15-17; 18-20; 21-25.

Winners from the four age categories will receive an iPad mini and the overall winner will receive a prize of €2,000. Winners will also have their work published on

For more information, check out the competition page on the website. 

The closing date for entries is 1 February 2017.

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Published September 13th, 2016
Last updated January 8th, 2018
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