As was announced on this past Thursday, the winner of the Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest is Amy Madrawski! I interviewed her to get more of an understanding of her poster and her experience in the contest as a whole.

  1. What inspired the idea behind your poster?

The idea behind my poster was to discourage students from doing a drugs and for it to be eye catching, giving me the idea to use the bold color red and draw a skull.

  1. In your own words, what is Red Ribbon Week?

Red Ribbon Week is a week dedicate in the month of October to spread awareness about and for the prevention of drug use.

  1. How do you think your poster relates to the idea of Red Ribbon Week?

My poster has several statistics written on it about the permanent effects of drugs which would be a shorter life.

  1. Your poster takes a more dark tone, do you have a specific reason for doing this?

Yes, the goal of my poster is the discourage students from doing drugs, so my poster may scare and influence them not to do drugs.

  1. Before this contest, were you aware of Red Ribbon Week?

Yes, all throughout middle school and high school there are always posers and red ribbons hug around the school.

  1. What made you decide to also include facts about substance abuse on your poster?

To provide more of a context about the dangers of drug use, the purpose of the skull drawing and paint was to catch the attention of the viewer and then they would see the scary statistics I included on my poster.

  1. If people had to take away one thing from your poster, what would you want that to be?

Not to do drugs, the whole goal of Red Ribbon Week.

  1. Would you encourage others to enter posters in the contest in upcoming years?

Yes! I really enjoyed creating it and the free deli!

The posters are still up on the wall outside the cafeteria, so make sure to stop by and take a look at them before we take them down!