Mangano Announces Annual Drug Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcement Contest

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano reminds officials in local school districts and colleges, that there’s still time to join the County’s Campaign to Create Drug Free Communities, by encouraging student participation in a competition to help promote awareness of the dangers of drugs.

“My administration is combatting drug abuse through education, awareness, enforcement and intervention,” said County Executive Mangano. “I call on high school and college students, faculty, health instructors, film teachers and social workers to encourage their students to enter the contest and help us educate today’s young people on the dangers of drug abuse and addiction.”

The contest requires students to create a 30 second PSA that suggests positive alternatives to heroin and other drug misuse and abuse. Nassau’s 4th Annual Drug Alternatives’ Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest is once again open to high school students, and expanded to college students, as part of National Red Ribbon Awareness week. The deadline for submission is Friday, November 18, 2016. An award ceremony for all participants will be held in January – details to follow.
Each student and educational institution that participates in the contest will receive a citation, honoring them for their efforts in helping to create a drug-free community. The students’ submissions would include any drug abuse prevention, education or treatment services the educational institution offers to students addicted to drugs – particularly heroin and prescription pain pills.

For more information, a registration form and links to watch winning videos from prior years, visit

First, Second and Third Place Prizes will be awarded for the winning entries in both the high school and college level divisions. Multiple entries from the same school/college will be accepted. All PSAs become the property of Nassau County upon submission and may be reproduced for publication. PSA entries should be submitted on a flash drive. To participate, call Paula Pontrelli at (516) 227-7038 or email


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