2017 Operation Prevention Winners and Finalists

In May 2017, Operation Prevention announced the winners and finalists of their anti-drug video PSA contest. As part of the contest, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education’s Operation Prevention, participants created 30 to 60 second original Public Service Announcements aimed at preventing other teens from abusing opioids.

The First Place winners were Kyle Citrin, Clay Knibbs, and Carter Soboleski from Madison, Connecticut. They split a $10,000 scholarship.

Watch their PSA, “The Cork Board” below:



"The Twins" submitted by Monet Massac of Brooklyn, New York won second place and a $5,000 scholarship.


"Real Life" submitted by Nate Trillo of Midlothian, Texas won third place and a $1,000 scholarship.




"Bon Appetit" submitted by Nicholas K. of Norton, Massachusetts


"Awareness" submitted by Benjamin Z of W Valley City, Utah


"Davis Owen" submitted by Shelbea O. of Marietta, Georgia


"The Story of Your Life" submitted by Melissa T. from Tampa, Fl.


"More" submitted by Ayodeji O. from Mercedes, TX


"Let's End Opioid and Heroin Misuse" submitted by Katherine S. from Shreveport, LA.


"How" submitted by Jack T. from Flanders, NJ