2009/2010 Fourth Grade Folder Contest Announced!!!


Sweptmeber 10, 2009
Contact Information:
Michelle Vernuccio Media Coordinator
Phone: 973.467.2100, ext. 24
E-mail: chris@drugfreenj.org

PDFNJ/Verizon Fourth Grade Folder Contest Deadline October 16, 2009

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey / Verizon's annual Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest is under way. We are proud to report that over 5600 students from over 230 New Jersey schools participated in last year's initiative.

The contest is open to all fourth grade students in the state. Participating students are asked to create an anti- drug message with artwork relating to the topic, "Fun Things to Do Instead Of Doing Drugs". A press release of last year's winners and ceremony at Verizon headquarters can be read here.

Having your students participate in the contest is an excellent strategy that can be used in compliance with New Jersey Department of Education's requirement to promote drug prevention in your classroom. The contest is offered to you and your students FREE OF CHARGE.

All submissions will be judged and two winners will be chosen. The winning submissions will be featured on folders that will be distributed to every school in New Jersey. Please see attached rules and criteria for participation and the classroom contact sheet.

The deadline to request folders is October 16, 2009. If your fourth grade students wish to participate in our Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest for 2010, please submit their artwork to the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey by December 4th, 2009.

Please contact (Chris Barton at 973-467-2100, ext 11) if you have any questions about the contest. PDFNJ looks forward to receiving entries as we work together to provide a safe, healthy and drug- free environment for your students in your schools throughout our state.



Best known for its statewide anti-drug advertising campaign, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is a private not-for-profit coalition of professionals from the communications, corporate and government communities whose collective mission is to reduce demand for illicit drugs in New Jersey through media communication. To date, more than $50 million in broadcast time and print space has been donated to the Partnership’s New Jersey campaign, making it the largest public service advertising campaign in New Jersey’s history. Since its inception the Partnership has garnered over 46 Advertising and Public Relations Awards from National, Regional & Statewide Media Organizations.