NCPIE & SAMHSA Launch the Pass It Forward Video Challenge

The Pass It Forward Video Challenge invites young people age 18-25 to create a 2-minute video that uses social media to imaginatively promote use of the prevention and recovery resources noted below, in response to the question, “What creative strategies can help ensure that these tools land in, and are used by college campuses (including healthcare professional students) and communities across the country.” Contestants may focus on one, two, three, four or all of these websites. • Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: Teen Influencer WorkshopRecoveryOpensDoors.orgSAMHSA’s National Recovery MonthSAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Treatment Services LocatorTaking Action to Prevent & Address Prescription Drug Abuse: A Resource Kit for America’s College Campuses The video submission deadline is June 7, 2013. NCPIE will host a series of webinars to provide details about the Pass It Forward Video Challenge. First, Second and Third-place winners, selected in June 2013, will receive prizes and acknowledgement described below. Webinar 1 - Pass It Forward Video Challenge – Say What? Date/Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2013 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT • Get the specifics on the Pass It Forward Video Challenge. • Review the five websites and the web platform. • Discover how to use social media and video to promote messages and materials. • Learn the facts about prescription drug abuse and resources for addressing the problem. • Ask competition questions, and get answers. Click here to register Webinar 2 – Pass It Forward Video Challenge – Say What? (Repeat performance) Date/Time: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT A repeat performance of webinar 1 (above) offered to those who were not available for webinar. Click here to register Webinar 3 – Pass It Forward Video Challenge - The Envelope Please! Date/Time: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT • Meet the winners of the Pass It Forward Video Challenge. • Ask questions and talk about next steps. Click here to register Webinar 4 – Pass It Forward Video Challenge – Your Comments Date/Time: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT • Tell us how we can do it better next time. • Share your ideas on other challenges we should consider. Click here to register Pass It Forward Video Challenge Prizes First prize – an IPad® and trip to Washington DC in September to meet with SAMHSA leadership and well-known leaders of national organizations, and participate in SAMHSA’s 2013 National Recovery Month kick-off. The winning video submission will also be shown at the SAMHSA kickoff event and showcased on multiple NCPIE websites, including www.passitforward.info. Second Prize – an Apple IPad® and posting of video on the Pass It Forward site. Third Prize – an Apple ITouch® and posting of video on the Pass It Forward site. To learn more about the Pass It Forward Video Challenge, contact Barb Cooper @ cooper@ncpie.info Support for development of the Pass It Forward Video Challenge is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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