With new iPads and an assortment of gift cards on the line, the Aspen Elks Lodge is encouraging all Aspen and Basalt School District students in the 6th through 12th grades to participate in an Essay or Video Contest. The contest is held nationally by the Elks each year in an effort to raise awareness around drug abuse, this is the second year we will be holding an event open to the public to present the awards and have activities for both the children and parents. This year’s theme for both contests revolves around drugs, and your choices in life.

All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are eligible for the essay contest. Entries should be no longer than 250 words, typed, on 8 ½ x 11-inch paper. The entry must include: name, grade, email address, phone number, and Aspen Elks Lodge #224. The essays should discuss what “Life Does Not Rewind,… Choose Life, Not Drugs”. All entries must be submitted to the Aspen Elks Lodge #224 website no later than September 27th at 11:59pm

All 9th, 10, 11th, and 12th graders are eligible for the video contest. Entries must be 2 to 5 minutes in length, and dropped off at the Aspen Elks Lodge #224 locate at 510 E. Hyman Ave on Friday, September 27th, before the Lodge closes. The entry must include: name, grade, email address, phone number, and Aspen Elks Lodge #224. The essays should discuss what “Life Does Not Rewind,… Choose Life, Not Drugs”.

All participants must create their own entries, but they may get help in the form of ideas. Winners will be chosen based on creativity, originality, and their ability to invoke awareness around drug abuse. The overall winner of each contest category will be featured in local newspapers, receive a new iPad, and will go on to compete in the national contest. The chosen 2nd place and 3rd place entries will also receive prizes.

Additional information below:
Event flier – see attached.
Updated  DA webpage:  http://aspenelks.com/drug-awareness.html
Essay Contest submission webpage, with details and rules:  http://aspenelks.com/essay-contest.html
Video Contest submission webpage, with details and rules:  http://aspenelks.com/video-contest.html
All of these can be found on our website, aspenelks.com. 

Applications, guidelines and additional details can be found at www.aspenelks.com.