Let’s Talk About Drugs youth media competition

Entrants are in with a chance of walking away with €2,000!

Written by Ciarán D'Arcy


If you feel strongly about drugs or alcohol, Drugs.ie are offering you the perfect opportunity to air your thoughts with their National Youth Media Awards for 2015.

Don’t worry if you’re not a whizz with a cam, because anyone who’s interested has the opportunity to submit an animation, poster design or audio recording which gets the key message across about drug and alcohol use!

The two main themes for the 2015 competition are:

  • The effects of alcohol on the family.
  • The effects of drugs on mental health.

The helpful folk over at Drugs.ie have even compiled a list of tips for entering, selecting an idea, and researching the project which you can see here. You can enter as an individual or as part of a group by following this link. The best part is you can enter as many times as you want between different projects and separate formats, so go crazy!

Entries are categorised into four different age groups:

  • 12-14
  • 15-17
  • 18-21
  • 21-25

All content has to be original, and the final date for submission is the 16th of February 2015, so you’ve got plenty of time to get filming, painting, recording and creating.

Of course, it kinda goes without saying that the prize fund of €2,000 will be an awesome addition to the budget for your next grand production (possibly…), so try your best to wow those judges. The awards ceremony will be held at the end of April, which is always a bit of craic, so the best of luck getting there!

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