DEA Invites Creative Teens to Enter Reel Prevention Contest


KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City Drug Enforcement Administration is calling on all Kansas City high school students to submit public service announcement videos about staying drug-free in its “Reel Prevention” contest.

The DEA has partnered with the DEA Educational Foundation to launch the competition targeting high school students in Johnson or Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Platte, Jackson or Clay counties in Missouri. Created in 2001, the DEA Foundation for Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the DEA through outreach, outreach, and education programs. The grand prize is $1,000, $500 for second prize and $250 for third prize.

“Preventing young people from trying drugs is an important mission for the DEA,” said Deputy Special Agent in Charge Rogeana Patterson-King. “Through this contest, we hope our teens will find creative ways to encourage our young people to make healthy choices about what to put in their bodies. Who better to talk to kids about the dangers of using an illegal substance than their peers, who knows how to talk to them? »

Entries must be a 30 second video about the dangers of drug abuse and the importance of living drug free. PSA videos must be submitted by October 28, 2022. The winner will be announced on November 15, 2022 at a celebratory event with a special guest.

Reel Prevention is part of the DEA’s Operation Engage, a comprehensive approach to bringing together law enforcement, education, and youth engagement to better respond to drug prevention efforts in communities. For more information on Operation Engage, visit

For more information on the competition and how to enter, go to


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