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Chasing the Dragon Poster Contest

To combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addition. Click here to view the documentary. The FBICLECAAA, in collaboration with other sponsors and contributors, will hold our 4th annual “Chasing the Dragon” Poster Contest to further raise awareness of the opiate epidemic. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to create and submit a poster that focuses on the consequences of using heroin or the misuse of prescription opioids.

2020 Chasing the Dragon Flyer

This competition is available to all students in grades 7-12 who live within the area of responsibility of FBI Cleveland Division. Individuals must complete the Entry Form and Submission Authorization/Media Release. Poster must only contain original/non-copyrighted material. No branded material, logos, etc., may be used without express written permission from the copyright or trademark holder. We reserve the right to disqualify any submission for any reason deemed necessary. Submitted posters will not be eligible if they contain or appear to contain obscene material or language, nudity, profanity, gratuitous violence, endorsement of illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse or other illegal activity, derogatory characterization of any person or group, any copyrighted or trademarked materials without express written consent from the copyright or trademark holder.

Awards: The contest will be broken down into three grade categories: 7th – 8th grade, 9th – 10th grade, and 11th – 12th grade. Each grade category will have four winners: 1st place: $1,000.00, 2nd place $500.00, 3rd place $250.00, Honorable Mention: $100.00.

Poster size must be 18″ x 24″. Poster must be received by 5:00 pm on March 27, 2020 at WKYC, 1333 Lakeside Avenue E. Cleveland, OH 44114. Please send to ATTN: Monica Robins. For questions, please email CTD@FBICLECAAA.ORG.

NEW: Schools, submit your current or new detailed drug education plan; best plan will be eligible to win $500.00 for your schools’ drug education program!

Recent Past Events:

2019 Holiday Reception & Annual Meeting

December 5, 2019: Holiday Inn-Rockside in Independence, Ohio

FBICLECAAA graduates celebrated the holiday season on Thursday, December 5th at the Holiday Inn in Independence at our annual holiday reception and annual meeting. The evening featured a networking reception, association member update, FBI Q&A, and an exciting “Year in Review” presentation from FBI ASACs Bryan Smith and Todd Krajeck. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts along with soft drinks and a cash bar.

2019 Honoring Hometown Heroes

October 18, 2019: Michael Angelo’s Winery in Richfield, Ohio

The FBICLECAAA believes it is important to promote awareness of local heroes who have performed selfless acts in the interest of others. The annual Honoring Hometown Heroes event was established by the FBICLECAAA to provide recognition of incredible individuals in four categories: Safety Forces Hero, Citizen Hero, Unsung Hero, and Community Leader Hero. 2019’s honorees were Safety Forces Hero Detective Dan Smith, Citizen Hero Jason Zakrajsek, Unsung Hero Joyce Fetzer, and Community Leader Hero Judge Donna Congeni Fitzsimmons. The 2019 Keynote Speaker was Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Ret. Michael T. Hall. The event was emceed by WKYC’s Lynna Lai, and the National Anthem was performed by Laura Pedersen. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we encourage you to invite your friends and associates. Thank you to our 2019 Honoring Hometown Heroes sponsors for their generous support: Bert, Mike, and the Kennedy Family, World Synergy, Markers, Inc., Brad Roller, and Ryan and Diana Marvar.