DEA, Discovery Education Launch Operation Prevention Video Challenge

DEA, Discovery Education Launch Operation Prevention Video Challenge

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education announced today the second launch of the Operation Prevention Video Challenge – a peer-to-peer platform for communicating messages about the dangers of opioid misuse.

An extension of Discovery Education and the DEA’s Operation Preventionprogram, the video challenge will encourage teens to create a 30-60 second original public service announcement (PSA) that warns other students about the dangers of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use.

Prizes for winning submissions include:

  • 1st place: $10,000
  • 2nd place: $5,000
  • 3rd place: $1,000
  • People’s Choice: A VIP trip to Quantico, Virginia for a tour of DEA training.

The top 10 finalist videos will also be uploaded to for a public vote to determine the People’s Choice winner, and the winning PSAs will be featured on Discovery Education’s digital and social media platforms.

The Operation Prevention Video Challenge opens today and will close on March 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. United States high school students, ages 13 and older, can register and find more information about the challenge at