WEST ORANGE - A poster design contest in West Orange is raising awareness about underage drinking and drug abuse.

Kids were asked to create posters showing why they avoid harmful substances.

The winners of the contest were announced Thursday.

Ninth-grader Lorenzo Jiles took home one of the first place prizes. "It's important because drugs shape your lives in negative ways, so we want everybody to recognize how it's wrong," he says.

The contest was sponsored by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team.