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Jan 15, 2019 2019-01-15

Funding & Recognition

Challenge to Communicate the Dangers of Opioid Misuse

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education have launched the third annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge—a peer-to-peer platform for communicating messages about the dangers of opioid misuse. High school students should grab their camera, recruit their friends, and create a 30- to 60-second original public service announcement aimed to reach other teens about this widespread issue. A panel of judges will score the videos based on creativity, content, and persuasiveness/effectiveness of communication. The first-place winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship; second-place, a $5,000 scholarship; and third-place, a $1,000 scholarship. The top 10 finalists will be added to an online poll for the public to determine the People’s Choice Award—a two-day trip to Washington, DC, including a day at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Training Academy in Quantico for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of DEA training.

Deadlines: March 6, 2019, at 8 p.m. (ET), for video entries; winners to be announced in May 2019

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