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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 - April 15, 2017.  
The winners will be contacted in June 2017.

Announcing Contest Winners

Contest winners will be contacted in the month of June 2017. Participants that entered non-winning entries will not be contacted regarding their submissions. The winning posters will be featured on this site after the participants have been notified. Please do not contact the MOON Study regarding the status of your submission. We are working to score the many wonderful submissions using the judging rubric. This process takes time and we will notify the winners once all posters have been considered.

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.