Young adults are being encouraged to write about issues such as club drugs and steroids as part of a revamped Drugs.ie National Youth Media Awards.
Now in its fourth year, organisers Drugs.ie have adopted a different tact to previous editions by creating age-specific topics that young people aged between 12-17 and 18-25 can engage with.
Entrants in the younger category, which is split between 12-14 and 15-17-year-olds, are asked to write about the risks of underage drinking and cannabis use, while those aged between 18-21 and 22-25 will grapple with the risks of club drugs and performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs).
Prizes ranging from €250 to €1,000 are on offer for the best videos, posters, articles and podcasts across the age ranges.
Source: Ciarán D'Arcy, The Irish Times, 06/11/17