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Governor's Red Ribbon Campaign


The Department of Behavioral Health’s Office of Prevention Services and Programs (OPSP) and our partners are pleased to announce the statewide 2014 Governor’s Red Ribbon Campaign kickoff will be held Wednesday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Mablehouse Barnes Amphitheater.

Red Ribbon frisbee display (time-lapse)
2014 Governors Red Ribbon Campaign Kickoff Flyer
How to Participate
Kickoff Reservation Form
Talent Showcase Application

Mablehouse Barnes is an open-air, covered amphitheater located about 20 minutes west of downtown Atlanta.

We encourage you to take part in this fun, colorful kickoff celebration on October 22. It’s free and open to the public, although a majority of those attending will likely be school-aged children.

Red Ribbon Campaign events started in California after DEA Agent Enrique Camarena’s death in the early 1980’s sparked a grassroots campaign to reduce the demand for drugs and encourage healthy, violence-free lifestyles. The events began spreading across the United States in 1985 following a Congressional Proclamation, and Georgia has been participating since 1987.

  • Substance abuse prevention providers will be hosting exhibit tables featuring substance abuse prevention-related information and giveaways.
  • The third annual art walk, featuring artwork that depicts substance abuse problems submitted by schools, organizations, and individuals, highlights the theme of substance abuse prevention.
  • Once again, the Red Ribbon campaign’s mascot Big Red, as well as other popular mascots, will be there to jazz things up and entertain the audience.

For more information please contact

2014 Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony

2013 Red Ribbon Campaign Kickoff Photos

Slideshow of 2013 Red Ribbon Kickoff

Slideshow of 2013 Red Ribbon Kickoff participants.

2013 Awards Ceremony Photos & Agenda

2012 Red Ribbon Campaign Kickoff
The statewide Red Ribbon Campaign Kickoff was held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Centennial Olympic Park. Schools were invited to participate in the talent showcase or simply to come, watch, and be an integral part of this festive Georgia tradition. This year we expanded the visual arts portion of the kickoff, and instituted an expanded reward with prizes around the talent portion of the kickoff.


Red Ribbon Campaign Certificate of Appreciation
Download and print for those you wish to recognize

2012 Governor's Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony
April 10, 2012 at the Atlanta History Center