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Substance Abuse Poster Contest

Over the past decade, many fraternal organizations, businesses, schools, churches, synagogues and individuals have donated their time and money to the fight against the ever present epidemic of substance abuse. One way to rectify this worldwide problem is through the spread of information. Increasing public awareness concerning the dangers of drugs and alcohol through the cooperation of individuals and organizations has garnered significant results.

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For years, the Knights of Columbus has been active in the fight against all forms of substance abuse. To further our efforts, the Supreme Council office sponsors the Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest. The purpose of this contest is twofold: to promote local awareness among young people of the major societal problems of alcohol and drug abuse and to generate ideas for Knights of Columbus anti-substance abuse posters and literature.

The Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 14. The contest is conducted at the local level with winning entries progressing through state level of competition to the international level. The winning entries at the international level will serve as the basis for a series of anti-substance abuse posters, with creative credit going to their artists, to be distributed throughout the countries in which the Knights of Columbus is present.

The Knights of Columbus is an international, Catholic, family, fraternal service organization with nearly 1.7 million members in nearly 13,000 local councils.