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Encyclopedia > Red ribbon (award)

A red ribbon, a ribbon colored red, has several different meanings in different contexts. File links The following pages link to this file: Awareness ribbon Red ribbon (award) User:Tabor/Ribbon Campaign Categories: Ribbon symbolism ... A ribbon is a thin band of flexible material, typically cloth but also plastic or sometimes metal, used primarily for binding and tying. ... Red is a color at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ...

Anti-drug symbol

Every year in the United States, one week is designated National Red Ribbon Week by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which urges citizens to wear red ribbons as a symbol to "say no to drugs." Many primary schools and secondary schools systematically hand out red ribbons to their students in this week and encourage students to wear them. Since 1973, the DEA has enforced the drug laws in the United States. ... Drug abuse has a wide range of definitions, all of them relating to the use, misuse or overuse of a drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Secondary school may refer to Secondary school in the United Kingdom, is the general term for the schools for children between the ages of eleven and eighteen in most areas (a few areas have schools for 13-18 year olds instead, and these are called upper schools). ...

Anti-AIDS symbol

The red ribbon is used internationally as a symbol of the fight against AIDS. The Red Ribbon is the global symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS. AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and is defined as a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the depletion of the immune system caused...

Fair award

At county and state fairs in the United States, a red ribbon is awarded to the competitor finishing in second place in a contest. Sometimes it is used for first place in Canada. For other uses of the word fair see Fair (disambiguation) Fair is the name for the gathering together of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated carnival or fairground entertainment. ... This article is about the movies and stage musical. ...

In some judging competitions, particularly in 4-H and FFA livestock and horticultural competitions, red ribbons may be given to a project that meets some of the judging criteria but falls short in other areas. Superior projects and exhibits are awarded blue ribbons. 4-H is a youth organization administered by the United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension System with the mission of empowering youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H now serves over 9 million members from ages 8 to 19 in... FFA is a TLA that may stand for: FFA, an organization formerly and popularly known as Future Farmers of America (ffa. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... The Latin words hortus (garden plant) and cultura (culture) together form horticulture, classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... In symbolism, blue ribbon is a term used to describe something of high quality. ...

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Red Ribbon Award (318 words)
The Red Ribbon Award twenty-five finalist communities were celebrated and the five winners announced during an elegant and emotional Red Ribbon Award Dinner and Ceremony at Hart House, on the University of Toronto campus, on Wednesday August 16, 2006...
The 25 finalist communities for the Red Ribbon Award are invited to appear on stage in recognition of their work at the community level during the opening ceremony of the XVI International AIDS Conference...
The award is a new joint initiative of the Community and Leadership Programmes of the International AIDS Conference and is being organized by UNDP in partnership with UNAIDS.
11/23/04, Honors - Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 13 (1344 words)
The Red Ribbon is the highest recognition granted by the Center for policy makers and researchers who have made significant contributions to the fight against AIDS.
The award is based on a national competition conducted annually through the offices of the deans of U.S. and Canadian medical schools and is designed to recognize distinction in medical student teaching.
The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of an individual or individuals, working at the grassroots level for the betterment of their community and its waterfront.
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