West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the launch of Kids Kick Opioids, a public service announcement contest that spurs the creativity of elementary and middle school students while raising awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.
Kids Kick Opioids has drawn more than 9,500 entries since the 2016-17 school year. The fourth contest launched this month with entry forms and details mailed to schools across West Virginia.
The contest provides an opportunity for students to learn the dangers of prescription painkiller abuse. It has also given many an outlet to express the personal impact of opioid abuse upon their lives and that of their loved ones.
Students can work individually or in groups. Potential submissions may include drawings, poems, letters or anything that would promote awareness.
The winning entry will appear as a statewide newspaper PSA. Regional winners will be displayed in the State Capitol.
Contest entries must be postmarked by March 13 by mail to the Attorney General’s Office at 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., State Capitol Building 1, Room 26-E, Charleston, WV 25305, or sent by email to AGPSA.firstname.lastname@example.org.