Police recognized five Calgary teens on Wednesday for their work in the Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) campaign.
SADD raises awareness about the risks of getting behind the wheel after drinking.
Acting Chief Ray Robitaille presented certificates to Jessica Tran, Melissa Segura Gomez and Caroline Mancenido at Calgary Police Service Headquarters – Westwinds.
Julia Nowak-Wrobel, the overall winner, and Alexandra Valera Padilla could not attend.
The campaign involved an Alberta liquor bag artwork contest, in partnership with AGLC, which featured students’ drawings about the dangers of driving drunk.
Robitaille thanked the students for bettering the city and province through their creative work.
“As you have all illustrated in your artwork, driving impaired does not just affect the person driving; impaired driving affects other drivers, friends and family.”
The campaign, now in its seventh year, saw more than 400 contest entries from elementary to high school students this year — five out of 10 winners were Calgary students.
The winning design will be printed on one million bags to be distributed to liquor stores across the province during May long weekend.