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Competition tips on entering

media awards 2013 recommend that you read their tips for creating entries and their recommended research sites before you start creating your entry. You can find the research site links at the bottom of this page.

You can download all of the tips and use them as guidance as you develop your entry.

And best of luck!

General Tips

Download: General Tips pdf 


Tips for creating your Article entry


Submitting your Article entry

Download: Tips for creating your Article entry pdf


Tips for creating your Video entry


Submitting your Video entry

Download: Tips for creating your Video entry pdf


Tips for creating your Audio entry


Submitting your Audio entry

Download: Tips for creating your Audio entry pdf


Tips for creating your Poster entry


Submitting your Poster entry

Download: Tips for creating your Poster entry pdf



Recommended Research recommend the below websites for sourcing valid information on drugs, alcohol and related issues.


Recommended pages on the site is Ireland’s national drug and alcohol information and support website. It provides information on drugs and alcohol that is relevant to young people, parents and professionals.

The below pages on the sites are relevant to the 2018 competition themes.

12-14 and 15-17 themes:

Talk about - underage drinking and the risks

Talk about – cannabis and the risks

18-21 and 22-25 themes

Club drugs – what are the risks

Performance and image enhancing drugs – what are the risks?


A profile of clients attending the health promotion unit - needle exchange at Merchants Quay Ireland.

Other useful pages on site


Recommended pages on the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction website


Recommended reports


Support Services

There are a lot of services you can contact if you, or someone you know, has been affected by any of the issues raised in this competition: alcohol, drugs, domestic and sexual violence or mental health issues. These are:

Mental health services


Drug and alcohol services


Domestic and sexual violence services


Young people and children specific services 


Family Support


LGBT Specific Services


Sexual Health Support Services



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