About the awards
Entries for the 2013 competition are closed. Please click the link below for a list of the 2013 winners. Details of the 2014 competition will be posted online.
The information below relates to the 2013 competition. We have left most of it intact to give you an idea of
What's it all about?
The “Let’s Talk About Drugs” Media Awards competition encourages the public discussion of drug-related issues by inviting secondary school students and aspiring journalists to create a feature about drugs. You can choose from one of the categories: (a) Newspaper article; (b) Video feature; (c) Audio feature; (d) Poster design; (e) Cartoon strip.
This years themes were chosen to creatively highlight important issues in educating young people and adults on drugs and alcohol.
How to enter
Pick one of the themes below and create a piece of original content, based on your chosen theme, in one of the following formats:
- Newspaper article
- Video/animation feature
- Audio recording
Special Poster Category
Poster format only:
“If you have information on Drug Dealing you can call Crimestoppers on Freephone 1800 25 00 25”.
Newspaper articles will be accepted by e-mail only (in Microsoft Word or Google Docs). Film/animated videos and audio entries will be accepted by e-mail (for videos: .flv, .mp4, .mov formats AND for audio: .wav or .mp3) or as a hardcopy entry on CD-R, DVD Video or DVD-R (for videos: in .flv, .mp4, .mov, .avi formats AND for audio: .wav or .mp3). The email address for attachments is firstname.lastname@example.org. The maximum file size accepted via email is 25MB. The postal address for hard copy entries is GBRD, 1 Weaver’s Row, Clonsilla, Dublin 15.
Original versions of pospers should be submitted as hard copy to the postal address above. Please note that poster entries are for the Special Crimestoppers Poster Category only - and not for Theme 1 and Theme 2 - these themes are applicable to the Newspaper article; Video/animation feature; Audio recording; and Cartoon entries.
Read the Tips on Entering and Terms and Conditions, and then download and return the entry form to be in with a chance to win €1,000 and have your work published or broadcast! All category winners receive an Android tablet and trophy. The age categories are 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21+. No entry fees.
Deadline & prizes
Get your entry to us by the deadline for entries on Friday May 31st, 2013 and be in with a chance to win €1000!
Themes for 2013
- Theme 1: Alcohol and sport - who is the real winner? (New themes for 2014 will be announced on the site)
- Theme 2: Weed and health - are we making a hash of it? (New themes for 2014 will be announced on the site)