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Submissions Open For Kids Kick Opioids Contest

Two submission forms for the attorney general's Kids Kick Opioids competition. The form on the left is from Hailey Rogers from Rivesville Elementary and Middle School and shows a phone with a call from Opioids with the text "Just Because Opioids are calling Doesn't Mean You Answer." above a bottle of pills. The form on the right reads Evee Matheny from Lenore PrK-8 above an image of a face whose top half is a bottle labled "Bottle of Bad Decisions" next to text that reads "Addiction is a battle you don't want to fight" above a sad image of a brain saying "Drugs hurt your brain"
Students' art will help raise awareness around opioids via the attorney general's office.
Courtesy of the Attorney General's office

The deadline for a statewide student art competition focused on opioid awareness is quickly approaching. Friday, May 3 is the deadline for the West Virginia Attorney General’s 8th Annual Kids Kick Opioids contest.

The contest provides an opportunity for students to learn about the dangers and consequences of prescription painkiller abuse, as well as an outlet to share personal experiences of how opioid dependence has impacted their lives and that of their loved ones.

Last year’s contest received more than 2,000 entries from students at 66 middle and elementary schools across West Virginia.

Students can work individually or in groups. Submissions may include drawings, poems, letters or anything that would promote awareness.

The winning entry will appear as a statewide newspaper public service announcement. Regional winners will be displayed in the State Capitol.