Kandel. Under the motto "colorful instead of blue", nearly 9,000 students created springtime works of art against the "coma drinks". The best poster from Rhineland-Palatinate comes from a pupil of Kandel's Integrated Global School (IGS). Nils Hauser, aged 17, was right about his idea against about 500 other participants in Rhineland-Palatinate. Now the prices of the health insurance campaign DAK-health have been awarded in the state capital. Minister of Social Affairs Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler, who supports the campaign in Rhineland-Palatinate as a patron, and the head of DAK Health Representative Michael Hübner, presented the certificates and prizes.
"Especially among the youngest, there is an increase in the number of alcohol-related intoxications, although in the age group of ten to 19, the number has decreased slightly. Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages in children and adolescents is still a problem in our society, to which we must devote our full attention ", said Minister of Social Affairs Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler. "The earlier we drink alcohol and the more often the health and social consequences are serious for those affected.That's why it's so important to include" Bunt's students statt blau "from age twelve and award the special prize" Young Artists "this year again."
"Even in our anniversary year, the number of participants in Rhineland-Palatinate is" colored instead of blue. "It is good that such important health problems are integrated into everyday school life," said Michael Hübner, Head of Regional Representation DAK Health Rhineland-Palatinate "In the fight against alcohol consumption in coma, young people are very important ambassadors. If the students themselves emphasize the risks of intoxication and indicate the way forward, it is an effective prevention. "
The winning poster impresses with its haunting message: "Dear healthy and intelligent, instead of indignant and blues". The image appeals to the dignity of the individual who is in danger by the devil's alcohol. Another person learns in a book called "colorful instead of blue" and symbolizes the knowledge of the dangers of alcohol abuse. "Based on my own experiences with alcohol, I decided to participate and warn other teens against the excessive consumption of alcohol.In my photo, the drinker dissolves gradually This is supposed to represent the loss of control and the loss of personality by alcohol, says Nils Hauser.The second place went to a team of the Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium in Ludwigshafen, Sophie Roth and Johanna Plogsties, all two of the 16-year-olds convinced the jury by their works The third-ranked poster comes from 15-year-old Olivia Bitterlich of the Birkenfeld Gymnasium The Young Artists Special Prize goes to Adah Gutwein and Veronika Buchter , both 13, from the Werner-Heisenberg gymnasium in Neuwied.
According to current federal statistics, 21,552 children and adolescents aged 10 to 19 landed in the hospital with alcohol poisoning. In Rhineland-Palatinate, the number decreased slightly from the previous year to 1,418. However, girls are between 10 and 15 years old. Their number has increased from 19 to 102 now. Experts call for ongoing training on the risks of intoxication, including during classes at school. According to a study by the Kiel Institute of Therapy and Health Research (IFT North), the majority of young artists claim to have learned something about the dangers of alcohol through the colorful contest instead of blue". In his opinion, the campaign also helps to make young people aware of alcohol. That's why DAK Health and the Minister of Social Affairs of the State, Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler, invite young people to the "bunt statt blau" poster contest. The action is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. With more than 100,000 participants in the country since 2010, according to the report of the Federal Government on Drug Addiction and Addiction, this prevention campaign is exemplary and has received several awards, including the German International Public Relations Prize.
In June, a federal jury will appoint the 2019 federal winners with Marlene Mortler, European Commissioner for Drugs, Andreas Storm, DAK board member, and Emree Kavás, singer from Hamburg. ps
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