Athlone Drug Awareness Group launch lockdown competition

Athlone Drug Awareness Group has launched a multimedia expression competition for teenagers and young adults aged between 12 and 20 years old.

The Group is requesting this target group to capture their experience of what life is like staying at home under lockdown under themes such as having extra family time, relaxing, slowing the pace of life down or environmental changes. Entries can be expressed through photography, peotry, music, writing or drawing.

The Chairman of the Group, Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, thanked all the members who worked hard to establish this project with the intent of offering an interesting activity for young people while at home.

“ People can get bored under lockdown so we decided to come up with something that engages the mind and at the same time leaving it open to the individual to use whatever way they would like to express it. There are fantastic prizes on offer for the winning and runner up entries which are funded by Athlone Drug Awareness and kindly by Athlone Community Taskforce,” Cllr. Keena said.

This project is being strongly supported by Gateway Youth Project, MYDAS Extern, Stepping Out Programme, Midland Regional Drug and Alcohol Taskforce, Gardai and HSE.

The public are requested to email their entries into [email protected] by the April 30.


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