Prescription Drug Abuse PSA Contest

Each fall, students are encouraged to produce a 30-second video that shows the perils of prescription drug abuse. The winners receive great prizes generously donated by NADDI and the Kentucky Pharmacists Association. Previous prizes have included an Apple iPad, iPod Touch, and gift cards.​

2014 Contest Begins!

We are pleased to announce our 2014 Prescription Drug Abuse PSA Contest. All Kentucky middle and high school students are encouraged to participate. Here's how:

  1. Create a video warning about the dangers of prescription drug abuse or how prescription drug abuse is affecting Kentucky. The video should be no more than 30 seconds long. Be sure to mention the Attorney General's Prescription Drug Abuse page: ag.ky.gov/rxabuse. Be creative! Include a personal story, or use statistics you can find at odcp.ky.gov. Provide information you think would be useful to people affected by prescription drug abuse. Show Kentuckians why this is such an important issue in our Commonwealth!
  2. Upload the video to a free video sharing service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Be sure to use our #stoprxabuse hashtag in the title so we can find it easily. Note: please do not use any copywritten music or video footage (pop songs or scenes & dialogue from movies) that you do not own the rights to.
  3. Email the video link to stoprxabuse@ag.ky.gov. Include: the names of everyone involved in the video, what school you go to, your home county, and contact information (email and/or phone number).

The deadline for submitting a video is Dec. 8, 2014. Winners will be announced on Dec. 15, 2014. The first-place winner will receive an Apple iPad generously donated by NADDI. The runner-up will receive a $100 Amazon.com gift card donated by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association.

2013 Winners!

1st Place: http://youtu.be/5DrcDsZOFkg

2013 PSA Contest Winners: (left to right) Braxton Bogard, Cameron Brown, Keaston Johnson, Austin Alexander, Jacob Garland. (Not pictured: Taylor Smith.)

(left to right) Braxton Bogard, Cameron Brown, Keaston Johnson, Austin Alexander, and Jacob Garland from Calloway County High School. (Not pictured: Taylor Smith)

2nd Place: http://youtu.be/vwyJfjEmVuI

2013 PSA Contest 2nd Place: (left to right)  David Wann, Alex Aizpurua, Kaitlyn English, Kayla Little, Bradley Stokes

(left to right) David Wann, Alex Aizpurua, Kaitlyn English, Kayla Little, and Bradley Stokes from Calloway County High School

Honorable Mention:

http://youtu.be/A_GVK15X96k by the Clark County ASAP Youth Network from George Rogers Clark High School

Our 1st Place winner will receive an Apple iPad (or cash equivalent), courtesy of NADDI and our 2nd Place winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, courtesy of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association

"I want to congratulate this year's winners and thank all of the students who participated in our PSA contest. These students share our concern about a problem that is devastating families across the Commonwealth. Their video PSAs will serve as an important educational tool and a vivid reminder to their peers of the dangers of abusing prescription drugs." — Attorney General Conway

2012 Winners

1st Place: http://youtu.be/QbZL75z3iOo

2012 PSA Contest Winners: Haley Tye and her mother Terri

Haley Tye and her mother Terri, the actors in the video

2012 PSA Contest Winners: Clark County ASAP Youth Network

Back row - Blake Cartwright, Matthew Omohundro, Nick Bailey, Wes Wattenburger
Front row - Kristen Stephenson (ASAP Program Assistant), Emily Houston, Allyson Ledford, Chelsea Scobee, Anna Omohundro, Ali Peterson, Chanda Scobee, Janna Smith (ASAP Coordinator)
Not pictured: Brooks Harrison, Jacob Omohundro, Abby Houston, Haley Tye

2nd Place: http://youtu.be/x0dWCeKiqBY
by Nick Croyle and Casey Nolan of St. Henry District High School in Erlanger, Ky

Honorable Mention:

  • http://youtu.be/z8YtA8FkiNY by Bailey Walker, Yvonne Johnson, Tifany Raque, Lydia Kesewetter, Hannay Held, Savannah Walker and Kaitlin Raque of South Oldham High School
  • http://youtu.be/oxFKSAIwjIc by Gabye Arnett, Mayra Arellano and Halbeydi Oronia of Mayfield High School

Our 1st Place winner will receive an Apple iPad (or cash equivalent), courtesy of NADDI and our 2nd Place winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, courtesy of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association

Congratulations to our winners, and a heartfelt thank you to all who participated. We received a lot of great submissions this year and, as always, it was difficult to pick a winner.

2011 Winners

2011 PSA Contest Winners

Left to right: Micah Lineman, Jesse Mann, Jason Banta, Carlie Seligman, Joey Kenny, and Attorney General Conway.

1st Place: Joey Kenny, Jason Banta, Carlie Seligman, Jesse Mann and Micah Lineman, Henry County High School

2nd Place: Ryan Froehling, Villa Madonna Academy

Honorable Mention

We received a lot of great submissions this year. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the students who participated!

2010 Winners

We encouraged high school and middle school students from all over the Commonwealth of Kentucky to participate in last year's PSA contest. Winners received prizes donated by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, ConnectKentucky, and NADDI.

2011 PSA Contest Winner

High School 1st Place winner John Andrew Stone

Winners:

High School

Middle School

  • Abby Willgruber, West Middle School, Shelby County

Honorable Mention

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the students who participated!​​​​