Stop RX Abuse Video Contest Results

Prescription Drugs are the Second Most Abused Drug Among Teens  

In an effort to combat the abuse of prescription drugs, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto launched a video contest aimed at fighting prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths for Nevada middle and high school students. The contest, which requires a video to be uploaded through YouTube, Instagram, or VINE, creates a unique opportunity for students to use social media to promote awareness about prescription drug abuse, and encourage their peers to stay away from abusing prescription drugs.

About the Contest:

The contest, which was announced on September 2, 2014, accepted submissions until October 13, 2014. Winners were announced on November 19, 2014. The contest required students to produce an original video and upload it to YouTube, Instagram, or Vine. Videos needed to address the dangers of prescription drug abuse and be formatted as follows:

  • YouTube:      Max. length 30 seconds
  • Instagram:     Max. length 15 seconds
  • Vine:             Max. length 6.5 seconds


Winners will receive the following prizes:

  • First Place:         $1000     
  • Second Place:     $750
  • Third Place:        $500

First place winners from each category will also be recognized at a special event at the Governor’s Mansion.


  • YouTube 1st Place Winner:  Nikki Hamada with Matt McKinley


    Instagram 1st Place Winner:  Zachary Trone with Gabriel Lawrence


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  • VINE 1st Place Winner:  Matthew Loudenclos