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Opioid Abuse Prevention

Mar 01, 2017 2017-03-01

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Challenge to Prevent Opioid Misuse and Abuse

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education invite teenaged students across the country to participate in the Operation Prevention Video Challenge. Students’ task is to create an original 30- to 60-second public service announcement aimed to reach other teens about the dangers of opioid misuse. In creating their videos, students should consider the question, “If your friends were going to watch one video that made them think twice about misusing prescription opioids, what would that video be?” Students’ video entries will be evaluated based on creativity, content, persuasiveness, and overall effective communication. A panel of judges from Discovery Education and the DEA, as well as community leaders, educators, and communications experts, will select the winners for three DEA Educational Foundation scholarships. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000; the second-place winner, $5,000; and the third-place winner, $1,000. One People’s Choice winner, selected through public vote in April 2017, will win a trip provided by the DEA for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of DEA agent training at the administration’s training academy in Quantico, Virginia. Winning PSAs will also be featured on-air and across DEA’s digital and social media platforms. Students must be at least 13 years old and enrolled in grades 9–12 to participate in the challenge.

Deadline: March 28, 2017, for entries

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