Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest

As part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Red Ribbon Week campaign, the DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are co-sponsoring a Campus Video PSA Contest for colleges and universities to promote the importance of preventing illicit drug use and legal drug misuse among college students. Eligible entrants can create and submit a 30- to 60-second video PSA showcasing the underlying message behind Red Ribbon Week—commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle, especially among college students.

The college or university with the winning PSA will receive a plaque and $1,000 to support their campus’s drug abuse prevention efforts.

This Contest begins September 12, 2016 and ends on October 21, 2016 (see attached for official rules and promotional flier). The winner will be announced at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ 2017 Strategies Conference, January 19–21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. This conference provides student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention through comprehensive and integrative approaches. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact me by phone (202–598–8900) or e-mail (richard.lucey@usdoj.gov).

Rich Lucey
Prevention Program Manager
Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section
Drug Enforcement Administration