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2017 MOON Study Poster Contest

Research shows us that increasing the availability of naloxone in a community saves lives. In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the laws were recently changed to allow patients to get naloxone from the pharmacy directly, without having to see a medical prescriber first.  In both states, pharmacists have been trained and most pharmacies can provide naloxone in this way.  

The MOON Study is looking to find a poster (or 2 or more!) that can speak to the public and inform them about Opioid Safety and Naloxone Use.  

Posters may be submitted in Spanish or in English and should include the specific requirements noted in the Steps to Enter, below.

Posters will be judged by a diverse panel of experts and advocates for Opioid Safety and Naloxone awareness.  Judging will be based on several criteria including overall look, originality, and persuasiveness.  For more details regarding eligibility and the judging process, please see the Official Contest Rules and judging rubric.


We anticipate giving a total of 4 prizes (2 for English language posters, 2 for Spanish language posters).

  • 2 first prizes - $1000 each
  • 2 second prizes - $500 each  


The Contest will take submissions from February 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017.  
The winners will be contacted in May 2017.

Steps to Enter

There are just six steps to enter the MOON Study 2017 Poster Contest! Materiales en español estan disponibles.

  • Step 1:  Learn about opioids and naloxone. Use reputable sources online or in the news.
  • Step 2:   Identify the goal of your poster. You must select one:
    • To raise awareness about opioid overdose and safety, OR
    • To inform about the availability of naloxone at the pharmacy
  • Step 3:  Select a target audience for your poster. You must select one:
    • Patients taking prescription pain medications and their loved ones, OR
    • People who use illicit drugs like heroin
  • Step 4:  Select a statistic. You must use a statistic within the poster, and it must be from the approved statistics list found in the Contestant Toolbox.
  • Step 5:  Review the Contest Rules and Rubric and make your poster. Make sure you included all the required components detailed in the Contestant Checklist found in the Contest Rules. The judging rubric is also available here. 
  • Step 6:  Submit your Poster by clicking here! 

Contest Rules and Rubric

Review the contest rules and make sure you included all the required components by reviewing the Contestant Checklist found in the Contest Rules. The judging rubric is also available here.

Contestant Toolbox

The Contestant Toolbox has helpful tips to build a winning poster. The approved statistics to include on your poster are also found here.

Last Year’s Winning Entries

Check out last year’s winning entries for some inspiration! 

Spanish Language Materials / Materiales en español

Rules, rubric, and statistics are available in Spanish. 
Las reglas del concurso, la rubrica, y las estadisticas estan disponibles en español.