Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Liberty, NY – Are you a Sullivan County teenager in 9th-12th grade in public, private or home school? Got a smartphone or video camera handy? Time to put your creativity front and center!
Sullivan County Public Health Services is seeking 30-60-second videos – made by and for local teens – about the dangers of drug abuse.
“Opioid overdoses and deaths are sweeping the nation, and the County of Sullivan isn’t immune,” acknowledges Public Health Services Director Nancy McGraw. “So the County is seeking a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to get young people to think twice about making bad decisions with prescription opioids, heroin or street drugs.”
The videos will be submitted through a special County-created online portal, where they will be viewed and judged by Public Health Services staff and members of the Drug Prevention Task Force. The winning videos will then be featured on the County website and social media pages, including our YouTube channel, and may also be used as PSAs in local professional media. The Legislature will also make a non-monetary award in public session to the top-scoring entry.
Video submissions will be accepted now through March 20, 2018, and the registration form and official rules can be found at co.sullivan.ny.us/Departments/DepartmentsNZ/PublicHealthServices/tabid/3293/Default.aspx
or by calling Amy at 845-292-5910.
“This is a great way for teens, either individually or in groups, to make a difference in their peers’ lives, and at the same time showcase their creativity and style,” says District 2 Legislator Nadia Rajsz, chair of the Legislature’s Health and Family Services Committee. “Don’t wait – register now and create something memorable!”