Part of DEA’s Operation Prevention program, the video challenge encourages teens to create a 30-60 second original public service announcement that alerts other students about the dangers of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use. Overall, the challenge aims to inspire teens to research the opioid epidemic, identify its widespread impact on the country and the substances’ harmful effects on the body, and start a social movement that encourages authentic dialogue about this critical issue. The top 10 finalist videos will be uploaded to operationprevention.com for a public vote to determine the People’s Choice winner. Winning PSAs will be featured on-air, and across Discovery Education and DEA digital and social media platforms.
Prizes for winning submissions include:
· 1st place: $10,000;
· 2nd place: $5,000;
· 3rd place: $1,000; and
· People’s Choice: A VIP trip to Quantico, Virginia, for a tour of the DEA Training Academy – Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Special Agent for the day?
The Operation Prevention Video Challenge is now open and will close on March 6, 2019. Public voting for the People’s Choice winner will take place April 11-25, 2019. United States high school students, ages 13 and older, can register and find more information about the challenge here.