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Announces the 5th Edition of

National Anti-drug Abuse Competition (ACPN NADAC 2023)
for Students of Secondary Schools in Nigeria.

The Mode of participation this year is Drama Presentation and Poetry. The Competition will involve making of video skit of not more than 2 minutes by a Student or group of students. The final stage will involve both physical stage drama and poetry recitation.

The First phase of the Debate will strictly be video skits of not more than 2mins on drug abuse.

All participants will be required to upload their entries to Google Drive and share to submit to our official email at for prequalification for the next stage.

The best 10 Video skits will be selected for upload on our chosen social media handles (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) where they will be subjected to further evaluation by the number of likes they garner. The Schools (students) with the best four entries will be invited for physical/stage drama and Poem recitation during the Opening Ceremony of our 42nd Annual National Scientific Conference later this year

Please Note:
The first stage of the debate is Video Skits, while the Final stage is Physical Presentation and/or Poem Recitation.


Application is Opened

Registration starts on April 1st and closes on 31st May, 2023.
Submission of entries closes on 5th June, 2023.

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The ACPN National Anti-drug Abuse Competition is the brainchild of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) which aligns with the United Nations International Standards on drug use (abuse) prevention. The Competition which started 6 years ago is structured to commemorate the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking which comes up on the 26th of June every year.

The essence of the Competition is to create distaste for the substance of abuse among young people, thereby establishing their feet on a brighter and beautiful future.


Drug Abuse Ends All Dreams (DEAD)


Gold: 250k

Silver: 150k

Bronze: 100k


The Competition is open to all students of secondary schools in Nigeria.
Each participant must be a student of secondary school at the time of registering for this Competition.

For enquiries:

Follow us on

Facebook: @ Drug Information Centre ACPNigeria |
Twitter: @dicacpn1 |
Instagram: @acpn_dic

Call: +2348187335846 (Monday – Friday)

How to apply

  1. All participants must first register on our website at to signify their interest. Kindly note that, all students who will be involved in the drama must register individually.
  2. Following the registration, participants will proceed to act out their drama and record it on video.
  3. Your edited Video skits must not be more than 2mins. Kindly note that your video skit must contain the name of the contestant(s), the name of the school and the phone contacts for identification.
  4. Participants must submit their entries by uploading them to Google drive and then share them with our email for submission.

Registration starts on April 1st and closes on 31st May, 2023.

Submission of entries closes on 5th June, 2023.

Multiple submission attracts immediate disqualification. Portal Registration on this website is mandatory for all participants