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About the competition

media awards 2013

What's it all about?

The 'Let's Talk about Drugs' National Youth Media Awards is a national competition which encourages discussion of drug-related issues by inviting young people to produce a piece of original content relating to drug and/or alcohol use. Entrants can choose from one of the following categories: (a) News article; (b) Video/animation; (c) Audio recording; (d) Poster design.

How to enter

Pick a theme (see below) and create a piece of original content, based on your chosen theme, in one of the following categories:

Entries will be accepted as a group or individual project. Applicants can enter the competition multiple times by selecting different categories and/or different themes or by participating in a group project and entering individually.

Themes for 2015

Deadline & prizes

Get your entry to us by the deadline for entries on Monday the 16th of February 2015 and be in with a chance to win €2000!
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News articles will be accepted by e-mail only (in Microsoft Word or PDF format). Short videos and audio entries will be accepted by e-mail (for videos: .flv, .mp4, .mov formats AND for audio: .wav or .mp3 only) 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 The maximum file size accepted via email is 25MB.  All entries submitted by e-mail will receive a correspondence as confirmation of receipt - if you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt your entry has not been received.

Posters will be accepted by e-mail for digital entries or as a hard copy by post for paper entries. The postal address for hard copy entries is National Youth Media Awards, The Ana Liffey Drug Project, 48 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

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 €2,000 and have your work published on the website or broadcast! All category winners receive an iPad Mini and a certificate. The age categories are 12-14, 15-17, 18-21, 22-25. No entry fees.






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