2021 
 "DID YOU KNOW" POSTER CONTEST

Alden Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition 

RULES & GUIDELINES  (read entirely)

DID YOU KNOW POSTER CONTEST 2021

  • This year’s poster contest goal is to educate the community OF ALL THE POSTIVIES THAT COME FROM REFRAINING FROM UNDERAGE DRINKING.  We want to show that the majority of Alden youth are not engaging in unhealthy BEHAVIORS. Be creative and show us what good things come from not engaging in underage drinking.  Why do you want to be a part of the larger population, what do healthy choices result in?  Use the statistics below to form your message.

  • Deadline for entries: Thursday April 1st, 2021.  Rules can also be obtained at www.aldensac.com

  • Poster must be in a landscape format (think billboard). Margins 2.5 inches on all sides. Clear and concise.  If done by hand make sure print is LARGE, DARK AND LEGIBLE ( We want it to be easy to read and reproduce).

  • Footer section of poster must show a local resource for people who are struggling with mental health and substance abuse. 

  • Preferred method of submission is digital PDF or JPEG.  If hand drawn please add your name to back of the poster.  You may use any medium but must be in a format we are able to reproduce.  Digital entries must be emailed to aldencure@gmail.com & paper copy by deadline.  Full name phone number and email address must accompany all submissions.  All other designs should be turned in to Ms. Alana Winnert (High School) &

(Middle School, Ms. Winnert will pick them up from the middle school office) Mrs. Pautler (St. John’s School).

POSITIVE RESEARCH-JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF KEY BENEFITS OF REFRAINING FROM DRINKING INCLUDE : 

  • Stronger likelihood of achieving goals in life.             

  • Decreases anxiety and depressive symptoms.

  • Increased academic performance.

 

Research your choices where someone can get help.  Must list organization name , service provided, address and phone number. Ie…  (Horizon Health Services, 2563 Union Rd Cheektowaga NY 716-668-7622 Treatment for Mental Health issues and Substance Use Disorders)

 

Organizations that specialized in chosen services

Addiction Treatment Centers

Family Counseling Centers

Crisis Intervention

Horizon Health Services

Kids Escaping Drugs

Renaissance House

All entries become property of the Alden Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and can be reproduced at will.

 

2020 ALDEN PREVENTION NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY STATISTICS

  • 96.5% of Alden 8th Graders HAVE NOT used Alcohol in the last 30 Days

 

  • 83.7% of Alden 8th Graders HAVE NOT used Alcohol in their Lifetime
     

  • 75% of Alden CSD Students HAVE NOT used Alcohol in the last 30 Days

 

  • 58% of Alden CSD Students HAVE NOT used Alcohol in their lifetime

 

  • 61% of Alden CSD Students Strongly Disapprove of 2 or more Drinks a day

 

  •  72% of Alden CSD Students Believe it is a risk to consume five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week

 

  •  Average age of Onset (First-time Use) is reported as between 13-14 years of Age in Alden CSD

 

  • 98% of 8th Graders in Alden believe less than 50% have used Alcohol in the last 30 days

 

  • 52% of Alden Students have talked to their Parents about the dangers of Alcohol Use

  • Overall youth substance use in Alden has decreased consistently 2014-2018-2020.

 

 

 

        Prizes

Grand Prize $500

2nd prize    $200

Honorable Mention $100

Social Media Favorite $100

Faculty Favorite $100

 

Winning Poster will appear on a Billboard in Alden

(quality permitting)

Last years winner Sylvia White