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GAPP teen video contest promotes substance-free living

gappThe deadline for local teens to enter a video contest promoting alcohol- and drug-free living is coming up at the end of the month.

Greater Augusta Prevention Partners is sponsoring a video contest to promote the message “Living Alcohol and Drug Free.”

The deadline for submission is Friday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m.

“Teens know better than anyone how to use video and social media to communicate. We’re hoping to tap into that know-how and their creativity so they can talk to their peers about substance abuse,” said Keri D. Jones, GAPP Coalition Coordinator.

The contest is open to middle- and high-school age youths in Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro. GAPP is encouraging individuals and teams to put together their best ideas for promoting substance-free life by living alcohol- and drug-free.

Videos can be submitted via email to 2017videosaprevention@gmail.com, or by dropping off a thumb drive to Jones at the GAPP Coalition office, 900 Nelson Street, Staunton, weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Anyone with questions, may contact:
Keri Jones @ 332-3806 or joneskd@ci.staunton.va.us


GAPP Video Contest Rules

  • Contest is open to middle and high school students only
  • One video per person/team
  • Each video must contain the GAPP LOGO
  • Video must be appropriate for website
  • Video will be shared throughout the community for educational purposes
  • Video must be 1 to 3 minutes in length



The winning video will be determined based upon a combination of the following:

  • Creativity used to get the message across.
  • The appropriateness/accuracy of the information used.
  • Must contain the GAPP Coalition Logo.



  • 1st place: a prize basket worth $400.00
  • 2nd place: a prize basket worth $ 200.00
  • 3rd place: a prize basket worth $100.00
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