Speech Contest

An "Oldie" Yet New Drug in Town: XYLAZINE

This Youth Speech Contest is offered by Texas Lions MD-2 District. The Drug Awareness Council is an entity of Texas Lions District 2-E2. The Contest Rules and Eligibility are guided by our Lions Texas MD-2 District, as are the deadlines.


Students entering the Drug Awareness Speech Contest have an opportunity to win up to $4,500 in scholarships. All applicants must be sponsored by a Lions Club within District 2-E2. The Lions Club and/or District 2-E2 pay all entry fees for the applicants they sponsor.

Applicants must be regularly enrolled in a public high school or a comparable education program in Texas, as a Junior or Senior in High School with intentions of attending a College or University upon graduation.

Students compete for the District 2-E2 Drug Awareness Speech Contest on January 20 , 2024, at Irma Marsh Middle School, 415 Hagg Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76114.

Finalists will compete for the MD2 Texas Lions Drug Awareness Speech Contest on May 4, 2024. This year’s State contest is offered online.

The First Place Winner will be required to present his or her speech at the MD-2 Texas Lions Convention Opportunities for Youth Luncheon on Saturday, May 18, 2024 in Amarillo, TX. First Place Winners who do not attend the State Convention to present their essays will forfeit their scholarship award unless there is a medical or family emergency. High School Graduation or school trips do not qualify as an emergency.

If your club is entering a contestant for this scholarship, please fill out the application below and then print the confirmation email you receive. All applications must be filled out online, printed, and signed appropriately before sending to contest coordinators.

2024 Drug Awareness Speech Contest

Opioid use is on the rise in the United States, but one drug, Xylazine, has hit the market with a vengeance. This is not a controlled substance in the US, which makes it more illicit and lethal than fentanyl.

District 2-E2 Scholarships

1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


MD-2 State Scholarships

1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


Drug Awareness Council Speech Contest

No handwritten applications will be accepted. It is mandatory to complete this application online and print it to be signed and submitted to a representative of the Lions Club sponsoring the applicant.

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