Attorney General Masto Reminds Student to Participate In Contest to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

October 6, 2014

Deadline to Submit Videos is Oct. 10

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto wants to remind middle and high school students they have until Friday, Oct. 10 to submit video entries for the state’s prescription drug abuse awareness contest.

“Students will be helping fight against a growing and sometimes tragic drug trend occurring within their peer groups,” said Masto.  “There is still time to participate and we hope that parents, educators and community members can help spread the word.”

The goal of the contest is to use the winning videos to promote awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse amongst Nevada teens.  Students are eligible to participate if they are enrolled in grades six through 12th, or are youth involved with a community-based team in Nevada.  The winning entry will receive $1,000; while second-place wins $750 and third-place earns $500. Students have a choice of which video format to choose for their entry: a 30-second uploaded YouTube video, a maximum 6.5 second Vine or 15 second Instagram video. 

AG Masto partnered with Governor Sandoval, the Nevada Statewide Coalition Partnership, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Nevada Board of Pharmacy and Solutions Recovery, Inc. to sponsor this statewide contest.

More details including the contest application are available at  Click here to view/download the flyer with more details.


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