Halloween-themed poster contest to convey youth drug prevention messages


Please join with the Oregon City Chamber, Downtown Oregon City Association,  Three Rivers Art Guild and Oregon City Optimists to support youth

WHAT: Poster art with Halloween or fall themes and messages about the risks of drugs to youth will be submitted into drawing for prizes. Some posters will be enlarged and displayed in the windows of businesses who want youth-created, no-cost Halloween decorations.

WHO: Youth ages 11 to 18 years of age living in the Oregon City School District will be encouraged to enter. The contest is developed by Oregon City

Together (OCT) a Drug-Free Community Coalition.

WHEN: Contest kicks off early October. The posters for the windows will be ready to install Friday, October 23, 2020.

WHY: The biggest reason to get involved is because youth need to know their community supports them and their drug-free healthy futures.

Additionally, secondary research, conducted before the fires occurred, showed families were looking forward to making Halloween a big deal this year. Once the smoke clears (literally) and most folks are recovering, we are optimistic the majority of local parents and youth will welcome a fun and safe Halloween diversion.

A national poll conducted by The Harris Poll showed 74% of millennial moms and young parents say that Halloween is more important than ever this year.

A poll conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the National Confectioners Association found that 63% of adults believe people will find creative, fun and safe ways to celebrate the Halloween season this year.

“Our consumer insights indicate families will be looking to organize Halloween celebrations for their children while also trying to keep them safe,” said Iryna Shandarivska, senior category director for US Confections at Mondelez International. “This may mean that Halloween gatherings and celebrations that would have otherwise taken place in person shift virtually and that in-person activities happen in more ‘social bubbles,’ which people have created for themselves in a COVID-19 world.”

PARTNER:     There are several ways to support this effort.

  • Reach out to a youth to participate in this important event
  • Donate an item or gift card to the prize drawing.
  • Contribute art supplies for youth who may need them to participate.
  • Display poster art in your window.


Please contact Pam Wilson with donations, questions or suggestions.
Pam Wilson, Oregon City Together, 503-708-6929 (cell)


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