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Posted on: March 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Calling All Students for the 2023 Opioid Awareness Poster Contest

This is your chance to take a stand in QAC

Calling All Students for the 2023 Opioid Awareness Poster Contest


This is your chance to take a stand in Queen Anne’s against opioid abuse, before it is too late. Queen Anne’s County 6th-12th graders from participating schools and groups are encouraged to apply. One winner per participating school or group.


The groups include:

  • Centreville Middle School
  • Matapeake Middle School
  • Stevensville Middle School
  • Sudlersville Middle School (6th-8th)
  • Kent Island High School
  • Queen Anne’s County High School
  • Queen Anne’s County Private High Schools
  • Queen Anne’s County Homeschool Students

Middle school winners have a chance to win a $300.00 Amazon Gift Card. High School winners will have their choice of $300.00 Amazon Gift Card or Free Drivers Education Course from Campbell’s Driving School or Trax Advantage Driving Academy. This years prizes were made possible by donations from QAC Drug Free Coalition, Economy Tree Service, Campbell’s Driving School and Trax Advantage Driving Academy.


Entries are not limited to traditional artwork. Students can also choose to enter a photo you have taken paired with an appropriate message. We are looking for positive and creative messages that take a stand against opioid abuse. Remember your messages, entry and consent forms are all located at (click on Student Support Services and select QAC Goes Purple)

The deadline for all entries is March 15, 2023, at midnight.


Rules and Instructions:

  • Entries can be submitted as a “hard copy” (8 ½” x 11” paper). Any medium can be utilized (Example: chalk, paint, markers, watercolors etc.).

    Write your name in pencil on the back of your entry.

    All hard copy entries should be turned in to the front office at your school. Homeschoolers can turn their entries in to the receptionist at the Board of Education.

    DO NOT bend, fold or roll hard copy entries!

    Entries can also be submitted digitally (PDF Files with “Print Quality”).

    Digital entries should be emailed to

    Photos taken by the participating student and paired with an appropriate message will also be accepted as entries.

    Photos MUST BE taken by the student entering the contest.

    Verification must be confirmed that the photo submitted was taken by the student.

    All entries should support the Opioid Awareness theme.

    There must be a minimum of (5) entries in a participating group for a winner to be selected.

    All messages should be expressed in a positive & supportive manner.

    Some ideas of appropriate messages can be found at under Student Support Services
    (scroll down to QAC Goes Purple).

    Use your imagination and be as creative as possible!

    All entries must be appropriate for a broad audience.

    Posters can not include disturbing graphics (including tombstones, skulls, etc.).

    Entries should not depict any copyrighted characters or trademarks.

    The participating student and a parent or guardian must complete and submit an Entry & Consent form at the time the poster is submitted.

    The forms are on the website under Student Support Services (scroll down to QAC Goes Purple).

    Judges from QAC Drug-Free Coalition will select winners from each participating group based on: expression of theme, creativity, originality, visual clarity, spelling, grammar, broad audience appeal & educational value.



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