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MATFORCE Congratulates Winners of 2017 Youth Poster Contest

Youth Poster Contest winnersMATFORCE's Youth Poster Contest is an annual event held to raise awareness among youth about the risks of drug and alcohol abuse. The grand prize winning posters will be featured on MATFORCE substance abuse awareness materials throughout 2017.

Hundreds of students throughout Yavapai County participated in the contest. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office assists in promoting this contest each year.  

First place awards went to:

  • Age 5/6 Eden Okerlund, Homeschooled
  • Age 7/8 Shealee Reynolds, Lincoln Elementary, Prescott
  • Age 9/10 Harmony Murray, Moutain Valley Preparatory, Cottonwood
  • Age 11/12 Lexey Rogers
  • Age 13/14 Ella Behlow, Mountain View Preparatory, Cottonwood
  • Age 15/16 Gustavo Davila, Camp Verde High School, Camp Verde
  • Age 17/18 Miranda Conway, Camp Verde High School, Camp Verde

Grand prize and first place winning posters can be viewed here.


MATFORCE Announces Winners of 2017 Video Contest

MATFORCE is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 “Stand With Me, Be Drug Free” video contest. Area youth ages 11 to 18 were invited to let their voices be heard by creating an original short video that makes a positive statement about reducing drug and alcohol abuse.

In the middle school category first place was awarded to Jedidiah Okerlund, home-schooled. Second place was awarded to Porsche Hamill and Joseline Estrada from Glassford Hill Middle School in Prescott Valley. Third place was awarded to Carter Gullikson from Granite Mountain School in Prescott.

In the high school category first place was awarded to Lesly Castillo from Bradshaw Mountain High School. Thomas Carabin and Lorenzo Harvey from Mingus Union High School earned second place.

Honorable mention winners include: Mile High Middle School students Micah Peterson and Trenton Gullikson; Yavapai County Youth Council members K'Lynn Busby, Ethan Rosson, Anthony Rios, Tanner McDonald, Jacob Tobin, Luke Tobin, Bastian Hamilton, and Zavier Hamilton.

View the winning entries here.


Pizza Box Topper Youth Art Contest Winners

Youth from throughout Yavapai County spoke out against underage drinking by entering the annual MATFORCE Pizza Box Topper Contest. The theme for the contest was ‘Drinking under the age of 21 is not okay.’ Winning artwork will be displayed on pizza box tops during the week of Spring Break (March 12th – March 18th). Participating pizza vendors, who will be displaying the artwork, are from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona.

The contest winners are: Angel Garcia, 5th grade, Big Park Community School, Sedona; Jazmolin Rosas, 7th grade, Clarkdale-Jerome School, Clarkdale; and William Schultz, 12th grade, Camp Verde High School, Camp Verde.

View winning posters



Annual Youth Poster and Video Contests Announced

 

The theme for the 2017 MATFORCE Youth Poster Contest is Stand With Me, Be Drug Free®. Yavapai County youth ages 5 to 18, are invited to enter the contest. Two grand prize winners and seven category winners will be awarded cash prizes. Winning posters will be used in official MATFORCE materials.
Contest deadline is April 7, 2017.   Flyer & Guidelines
Area youth ages 11 to 18 and college students are invited to let their voices be heard by creating an original short video that makes a positive statement about reducing drug and alcohol abuse. The theme for 2017 is Stand With Me, Be Drug Free®. Cash prizes ranging from $25 to $300 will be awarded in three categories: middle school, high school and college. Entries can be up to two minutes in length and are easily submitted online at matforce.org.
The contest deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017.    Flyer  Guidelines  Entry Form

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