Click here to watch the PSAs produced by our Lights…Camera…Prevention! First Round Winners

     Click here to watch the PSAs produced by our Lights…Camera…Prevention! Second Round Winners

     Click here to watch the PSAs produced by our Lights…Camera…Prevention! Third Round Winners

     Click here to watch the PSAs produced by our Lights…Camera…Prevention! Fourth Round Winners


We’re looking for students who want to make a difference in their community by raising awareness about the issue of substance misuse.


The PROSPER Team is excited to announce Lights…Camera…Prevention! a substance misuse prevention awareness contest, open to small teams of students who are in grades 6-12. This hands-on learning opportunity challenges student teams to learn more about substance misuse issues and prevention through research, collaboration, and production of a short video and/or audio public service announcement (PSA). This is a great opportunity for students who are already part of a group, club, or organization (e.g., 4-H club, school health class, church group) or a new group of students to get together to build teamwork and leadership skills, all while competing for prizes.

This contest is designed so that youth AND communities benefit! Youth will learn about the harmful effects of substance misuse and build their audio/video production skills, with the goal of getting their final projects out into the community where their prevention-focused messages can help to increase awareness around this important issue. The PROSPER Team will support your team’s effort with resources and assistance every step of the way.


Lights…Camera…Prevention! Awareness Campaign Contest Highlights:

Eligibility: 6th-12th graders

Topic Selection: Choose from 4 primary topics -

  • Alcohol
  • Opioid/prescription drugs
  • Marijuana
  • Tobacco/nicotine/vaping

Contest Categories:

(1) 30- or 60-second Video PSA 

(2) 30- or 60-second Audio PSA

Registration Information: To enroll in the contest, click here. Registration opens on Monday, December 12, 2022 and closes on Monday, January 16, 2023. Each team that registers will designate an adult team mentor. Team members and team mentors will attend an orientation webinar to be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Contest Closes: The contest ends on Monday, April 17, 2023.

Prizes:  Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the video and audio PSA categories.


Click here to see answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the project.


If you are interested in finding out more, please email Kathy Clancy to set up an interest chat.








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