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Anti Drug Essay Contest

AddictionResource.com awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for an addiction-free world.

Addictive substances abuse has killed more people than every American war combined, and more than 10 times over. Many victims of drug addictions feel as though they are fighting a war themselves.

Through the years, millions of lives have been damaged due to drug abuse and addiction. In the US, there are an estimated 3.6 million people who are addicted to some form of drug, whether for recreation or by prescription. These include people who accidentally become dependent, and eventually addicted to painkillers like Opioids.

With the AddictionResource Scholarship, we want to challenge current and prospective college students to share their story on how we can make the world addiction-free.

Scholarship Details and Awards

Current Application Period is Over. The next application period begins on September 21st, 2017.

Every year, we select three winners in the essay contest. The winners will receive awards toward their tuition at their respective colleges and universities. The winning applicants for first, second and third place receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $700 and $300, respectively. The scholarship awards may only be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship.

Scholarship Deadlines

AddictionResource.com is currently  does not accept scholarship applications.

The application deadline was May 31, 2017, at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

The next application period starts on:  September 21st, 2017

Eligibility and Details

The AddictionResource.com Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. Applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or in the District of Columbia.  Only one (1) submission per student is allowed.

To apply for the AddictionResource.com Scholarship, all you need to do is share your vision for a drug-free world. 

Applicants must submit a typed essay (1,000–1,500 words) answering the following questions:

  • Why do you see drug abuse and addiction as a problem for individuals and society?
  • What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of drug abuse, and why?
  • What would an addiction-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today?
  • What message do you have for current addicts?

The essay must include the word count and be signed with a full name (both first and last name), along with the applicant’s email address, phone number, and permanent address.

The winning applicants will be determined based on the essay content, style and originality. Judges are looking for logically organized and well-supported essays.

How to Apply

Winner Notification

  • The top three finalists, as selected by the judges, will be notified via email.
  • Winners will be announced to the public at AddictionResource.org/scholarship.

Lions Community Outreach Annual Anti-Drug Essay Contest 2016

2016 Theme: The "Mountains" We Climb to be Drug Free

Fellow Lions and Essay Chairpersons,

As another school year gets under way, so does our annual Lions Club District 12-S Anti-Drug Essay Contest. Included in the packet (see blue link below) is an updated copy of the cover sheet that needs to be stapled to each of the essays submitted, You will need to make copies. Only essays that meet the requirements will be accepted. You will need to check and get all the info before sending the essay to Lion Kathy Gordon, the district chairperson.

The age requirements for the essay are 11 years to 14 years of age!!! We do not go by grades of school since all can vary.

I need to receive your FIRST place essay only  by November 23,2016. Final judging should be completed by early January, and the top three (3) winners will be invited to join us at the annual convention in February to receive their awards. 

Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you!  I will check my e-mail daily. You may also call my home phone and leave a message. I will find the info if I don't know it..

I encourage you to get this information out to your schools as soon as possible. Teachers need time to plan it into their schedules. October is often dedicated to Drug Free Month in many schools.

Your efforts in making this year's contest a success will be greatly appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for all you do to support this project along with all other Lion's Projects. Thank you for supporting our children and teachers! Maybe this can make a difference in a child's life.

A sample letter to teachers is included in the packet. You will need to re-type and send to your teachers with your information.

Kathy Gordon,District 12-S  Drug Essay Contest Chairperson

Contact Info:

Lion Kathy Gordon

690 Underwood Rd. , Lafayette TN 37083

E-mail: kmg3037@gmail.com

Phone: 615-666-6545

Click the blue link to download a PDF of the Drug Essay Registration Packet

2016 Drug Essay Contest



Lions Enviromental Photo Contest 2015

Lions from clubs in good standing can enter an original, unaltered, black-and-white or color photo (without people) of the environment of their Lions club in the following 2015-2016 Lions Environmental Photo Contest categories:

  • Animal Life

  • Landscape (Urban or natural)

  • Plant Life

  • Weather Phenomenon

  • Special Theme: Dignity, harmony, humanity: Celebrating the peaceful coexistence of


    The impartial judging of photos should focus on originality, artistic merit, and portrayal of the environmental theme.

  • LIONS CLUBS select and submit one winning photo to the district.

  • LIONS DISTRICTS select and submit one winning photo to the multiple district. January 15, 2016 is the suggested deadline for districts to submit one 8” x 10” (20.3 x 25.4 cm) printed photo to the multiple district.

  • LIONS MULTIPLE DISTRICTS select and submit one winning photo to the international contest. March 1, 2016 is the deadline for multiple districts to submit one 8” x 10” (20.3 x 25.4 cm) printed photograph and an official entry form (available on the Lions Web site) signed by the council chairperson to Lions Headquarters.

  • LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL will display multiple district-level entries at the annual Lions international convention. Registered convention attendees will vote for their favorite photos. An award will be presented to the winning photographers. The six (the five category winners and the Best of Show) winning photos will appear on the Lions Web site.

    NOTE: Multiple entries will not be accepted, please limit to one photo entry per multiple district.

    Lion photographers accept responsibility for the cost of taking and processing all photos. Contest photos become the property of Lions Clubs International. Lions Clubs International reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not meet contest criteria or that may be viewed as inappropriate or objectionable.

E-mail contest questions to: programs@lionsclubs.org 

Click HERE to download the Enviromental Photo Contest Entry Form

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