Rhode Island

High school

video competition

$10,000 worth of prizes

Create A PSA you’d actually want to watch

Your challenge is to create a PSA about one of the following themes found in FEND – one that’s relevant, engaging and entertaining!

(You know, one you would actually want to watch.)


video themes:

Create a PSA based on themes found in the fend app, which may include Reducing stigma, Staying safe at parties, overdose, dealing with hard times, getting help.

What’s up for grabs:

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

What is the purpose of the video?

To create an engaging and informative PSA for teens about a topic covered in FEND.

Video content

  • Video entries should be 1-3minutes in length.
  • Video quality should be 1080p or higher.
  • The video must be an original work.

The details

Deadline: 30 November, 2019
Winners announced: 9 December, 2019

To be eligible to enter this competition, high schools must first have 300 students (or 30% of the student body) download and complete the FEND Rhode Island campaign, which can be completed in as few as 30-minutes (or done over a couple of sittings).

The competition is open to all high schools in Rhode Island. Schools can submit as many videos as they like. The best one from EACH school will be selected, put into a finalist pool, and from there, the 3 winners will be determined.

The video can be created by an individual student or as a school-wide project.

Note: All student must complete the FEND final survey to be counted in the school tally. Check out what percentage of students in your high school have completed the FEND campaign in the table below. The figures are updated every 24-hours.

Students who complete the FEND final survey are ALSO able to claim rewards such as $10 retail vouchers for Amazon or Dunkin’ Donuts, music concerts or movie tickets, and much more!

Amazon Gift Cards

Griz Concert Tickets

Starbucks Gift Card

MARINA Concert Tickets

Top 20 schools for student downloads so far…*


High School

Number of users

1. North Kingstown High School


2. Barrington High School


3. Mt. Hope High School


4. South Kingstown High School


5. Cranston High School East


6. Lincoln High School


7. Exeter-West Greenwich Regional


8. Hope High School


9. Chariho High School


10. Pilgrim High School


11. East Providence High School


12. Blackstone Academy Charter school


13. East Greenwich High School


14. Central Falls High School


15. Cranston High School West


16. Middletown High School


17. Portsmouth High School


18. Central High School


19. William E. Tolman Senior High School


20. Coventry High School




*Updated 11th November

Submission process

To submit a video, you must:

  • Have 300 students (or 30% of the student body) from your high school download and complete the FEND Rhode Island campaign.
  • Complete the required release forms (pdf)
  • Submit a link to your video file and related documents via the online entry form.
  • By making a submission the Submitter (and all those involved in the video) irrevocably grants to Preventum Initiative, Inc and designees of Preventum Initiative, Inc the right to use any or all of the submission in any and all media for the purpose of describing the submission, describing the Prize, and/or otherwise promoting Preventum Initiative, Inc and the programs of FEND.

Entries must be uploaded and submitted online. After uploading to Google Drive, Dropbox or similar file sharing service, students must submit the link to their video via their online Entry Form (below), anytime between September 17, 2019 and November 30, 2019.

Online Entry Form.

All eligible entries must be successfully uploaded by midnight Eastern Standard Time at the end of the day on Saturday , November 30, 2019.

Prize recipients will be announced on www.weareFEND.org on December 9th, 2019.


Talent release

Who needs to complete a release form?


  • Each person who has a speaking role in the video
  • Anyone who is distinctly featured in the video
  • Those involved in the production of the video
  • Any student who creates a song or music for the video


Who doesn’t need to sign a release?

  • Individuals in crowd scenes
  • Adult faculty members

Release form details

The school submitting the video may use its district’s standard release form for this purpose or FEND sample release form (pdf).

  • This authorization assures that those involved know that the video may be shown publicly without further consent required.
  • The release(s) must accompany the submission form and video.
  • It must be signed by all video participants
  • If the participant/student is a minor, it must be signed by the student’s parent/guardian.

Copyright information

No copyrighted material (music, images, etc.) or trademarks (company names, logos, brands, etc.) may be used unless you own or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted or trademarked materials.


Introducing FEND (Full Energy, No Drugs), a different kind of drug education and prevention campaign that combines evidence-based research, gamification, and rewards. FEND uses technology to reach out to teenagers and teach about the risks associated with opioids and other prescription drugs, as well as the importance of mental wellness and where youths who may be struggling with mental health or substance use issues can seek help.


FEND is a partnership between the Preventum Initiative, Inc (a 501(c)3 non-profit), and Governor Raimondo’s Task Force on Overdose Prevention and Intervention. FEND is funded by corporate donations and the State Opioid Response. The pilot targets 15- to 18-year-olds across Rhode Island and will run until November 30th, 2019.


The FEND campaign includes pre and post-test surveys which gauge participants current knowledge about opioids, other prescription medications, and their perceived risks of substance use/abuse. FEND does not collect any personal physical or mental health related information from participants. Data will not be used to compare high schools.


Privacy and data policy: We have a very strictly data policy that insures that all data collected in the FEND app is de-identified. The data is not sold or used for any purpose other than improving health and wellness outcomes for youth in Rhode Island. A copy of our Privacy Policy can be viewed here.


For more information check out the FAQs here


If you would like to find out more about FEND, please contact Dr Jacquii Burgess, the Executive Director of the Preventum Initiative using the form below.

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