Alcohol Education Announcements

PSA High School/Middle School Contest Winners Announced

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Bureau of Alcohol Education is pleased to announce that its annual conference will take place April 9th & 10th at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in New Cumberland. This year’s theme will be Smashing Silos, Building Communities: Partnering for Solutions to Underage and Dangerous Drinking. 

Click here for the conference agenda. Full attendance at the conference will qualify for 7.5 PA Certification Board (PCB) credits. If you wish to attend, please fill out this registration form and email to by March 28th.

We hope to see you there!

2013-14 Annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is pleased to announce the 2013-14 Annual Alcohol Awareness poster contest. The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, including those who are in private and parochial schools as well as those who are home-schooled.

The Alcohol Awareness poster contest is a creative and fun way for students to depict positive alternatives to underage drinking, like getting involved in sports, playing games, and volunteering in the community. By tapping into their creativity and designing unique posters, kids send the important message to other kids that there are many alternatives to underage drinking and it is not necessary to drink to have fun.
Approximately 50 outstanding entries will be selected by a panel of judges. The students who created them will be recognized at a ceremony in the State Capitol Building. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will announce and contact the winning entrants in early 2014.
Entries must be received by the PLCB no later than November 13, 2013. For additional information concerning submission dates, guidelines, and prizes, please download the Poster Contest Student & Coordinator Guidelines below. There have been some changes this year, so even if you have participated before, we recommend that you review the guidelines to ensure compliance.
If you have any questions or wish to have your email address added to our electronic announcement notification list for the contest, please contact our office at (717) 772-1432 or send an email to

Poster Contest Student & Coordinator Guidelines

MADD’s Power of Parents Training Available
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), in conjunction with the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), is working to reach parents through the Power of Parents program developed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
MADD’s Power of Parents is a 30-minute program designed to encourage parents to talk to their children about alcohol. The program is based on research by Dr. Robert Turrisi from The Pennsylvania State University. While parents may not realize it, they are the biggest influence in their children’s lives and contribute more than any other factor to the decision to avoid underage and dangerous drinking. Some parents mistakenly believe that their children already know their feelings regarding alcohol consumption. The Power of Parents program addresses such issues while providing background information and statistics which demonstrate the scope of underage drinking and the associated risks and consequences.
Pennsylvania was selected by NABCA as one of only four states to pilot this program. Two train-the-trainer sessions were recently held in the commonwealth to teach representatives from organizations and agencies throughout the state how to train others to facilitate the program.
Because of the program's brevity, it is ideal for reaching busy parents in any number of settings, from PTA meetings to workplace “lunch and learns.” If you are interested in holding a Power of Parents program or for information regarding future training opportunities, please contact the PLCB’s Bureau of Alcohol Education by phone at 1-800-453-7522 or by email at

Act 85

The PLCB's Bureau of Alcohol Education is pleased to announce the 2013 release of the Act 85 of 2006, the fourth biennial report to the Pennsylvania General Assembly on High-Risk and Underage Drinking Among Pennsylvania's Youth.

 Like Us on Facebook!

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Bureau of Alcohol Education is now on Facebook. Our goal is to connect with our partners as we work together to combat underage and dangerous drinking and we can't think of a better way to do it.

Through this virtual network, we will be able to share examples of best practices in the areas of alcohol education and programs that promote the responsible use of alcohol. If you have an example of something that’s really working in your area or you see an issue on the horizon, we want to hear from you. 

Click here to visit our Facebook page or search PA Alcohol Education - and don't forget to "Like" us to make sure you get all our updates.

Additional Resources

New security features on PA Driver's License

Click here to view the "Registered Malt or Brewed Beverage Brands" list referred to during law enforcement trainings