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SAMHSA Fentanyl Awareness Youth Challenge
9:00 AM
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FentAlert: Empowering Youth for Safer Choices - SAMHSA Fentanyl Awareness Youth Challenge

The Goal
How can young people be a part of the solution to increase awareness about the risks of fentanyl?

In this Challenge, we are seeking the best ideas from U.S. youth, aged 14-18, on a community strategy to increase youth awareness, education, and prevention around the dangers of fentanyl, especially the hidden dangers of fake pills and other contaminants that can lead to drug overdose deaths.
Award Information
Challenge Launch: December 1, 2023

Submission Start/End: December 1, 2023, to February 26, 2024 6 p.m. ET
Judging: February/March 2024
Winner Announced: April 2024
The top 6 ideas will be awarded a $5,000 prize each, and up to 25 youth will receive a $2,000 honorable mention prize.

SAMHSA prizes awarded under this Challenge will be paid by electronic funds transfer (EFT) and may be subject to Federal income taxes. Winners will be required to provide financial institution information to SAMHSA to facilitate the EFT process. Awards can be made to legal guardian if the winner does not have their own bank account. HHS/SAMHSA will comply with the Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable.

All winning submissions will be prominently featured on the SAMHSA website and via social media; additional opportunities to be profiled by SAMHSA may be developed in the future.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to win a prize under this Challenge, the video author –

At the time of submission, shall be aged 14 to 18, and reside within the U.S. or its territories; youth under the age of 18 must submit a signed parent/legal guardian consent form;
Shall have registered to participate in the Challenge under the rules and process set forth in this Announcement;
Shall have complied with all the requirements set forth in this Announcement;
Shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, for purposes of winning a SAMHSA cash prize;
May not be a Federal employee acting within the scope of the employee’s employment;
May not be a Federal employee of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (or any other component of HHS) acting in their personal capacity;
An individual employed by a federal agency or entity other than HHS (or any component of HHS), should consult with an agency Ethics Official to determine whether the federal ethics rules will limit or prohibit the acceptance of a prize under this Challenge;
May not be currently listed on the Excluded Parties List;
May not be a member or employee of SAMHSA or a judge or evaluation panel member of the Challenge, or any other party involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the Challenge or the immediate family of such a party (i.e., spouse, parent, step-parent, child, grandchild, or step-child).
If you have questions, contact: challenge@samhsa.hhs.gov

https://www.challenge.gov/?challenge=fentalert-empowering-youth-for-safer-choices---samhsa-fentanyl-awareness-youth-challengeHow to Participate
How to Participate
Create a Challenge.gov account and learn how to enter FentAlert: Empowering Youth for Safer Choices - SAMHSA Fentanyl Awareness Youth Challenge, as well as eligibility, participation rules and requirements.

All submission materials must be submitted through Challenge.gov by the specified submission deadline date and time.
Age Group: High School Ages
Venue: online application
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