The theme for the 2023-2024 contest is: "Be Kind to Your Mind - Live Drug Free"
The contest is open to all 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students.
Poster paper: Ideally, posters should be submitted on 81/2 x 11 inch paper. However, posters submitted on paper up to 11x24 inches in size will be accepted. Please contact your local Elks Lodge for additional information, as some areas might have additional criteria.
Winners: Each lodge will select a winner, using the criteria listed above. The lodge will notify winners. Winning posters will be forwarded to District Competition. District winners will be forwarded to State Level Competition. All winning entries become the sole property of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and may not be returned.
National recognition: Each State Drug Awareness Chairman will choose one overall winner. This winning poster will be submitted for entry into the annual National Elks contest and for inclusion in the Elks DAP Coloring Book. Winning Posters may also be featured on the www.elkskidszone.org website - online coloring book and/or in ENF or DAP publications.