Contest focuses on substance use prevention
Talbot Goes Purple has extended the deadline for submissions in its substance use prevention student PSA contest.
The contest originally ran September 1 through October 31. The deadline is now December 31, in order to hopefully get more students to participate. The contest is open to all Talbot County students and involves the creation of a 30-second video about substance use prevention. The first-place winner will receive a $500 gift card, second place a $300 gift card and $200 for third place. The first-place video will air on local cable television.
“As a business owner in Talbot County, I have seen the devastating effects that substance abuse has had on our families,” said Rodney Spring, owner of Spring & Associates. “At Spring and Associates, we are excited to partner with TGP to involve our youth to help educate other young people about the dangers of substance abuse.”
Spring & Associates has supported TGP since its inception at the purple sponsorship level. This year’s support includes the student PSA project and the virtual screening in September of the latest Chris Herren film, “The First Day.”
Talbot County Sheriff Joe Gamble, Lucie Hughes of Tidewater Rotary, and Rodney Spring, of Spring & Associates will judge the entries.
For information on the contest and on TGP’s student programs, contact [email protected].
Talbot Goes Purple (TGP) is an educational and awareness prevention program that empowers our youth and our community to ‘Go Purple’ as a sign of taking a stand against substance abuse. The purpose of the program is to promote the ‘new conversation’ – one that includes prescription drugs, alcohol, marijuana and e-cigarettes. TGP focuses on educating students about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and works toward preventing kids from beginning to use these substances in the first place.
An initiative from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary, in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools, Saints Peter & Paul School and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Talbot Goes Purple empowers our youth and our community to ‘Go Purple’ as a sign of taking a stand against substance abuse.
Talbot Goes Purple is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.