Speak Up, Save a Life Video Contest

Image of Speak Up Save a Life Video Contest First Place Winner Receives $1000.00
Second Place Winner Receives $750.00
Third Place Winner and Fan Favorite Winners Receive $500.00

Sponsored by: The Magnolia Companies

image of overdose victim in loving memory This contest challenges teenagers to create an original video to promote awareness about the dangers of illicit opioids, fentanyl and risk of overdose. The video contest is open to all 6th - 12th grade students living in Montgomery County. Top prize is $1,000, second place is $750, third place and fan favorite winners will receive $500 all donated by The Magnolia Companies in honor of two young Montgomery County residents lost to fentanyl; Michael Pisarra and Matthew Loudon. The Fall 2023 Video Contest is now closed for entries.

Speak Up, Save a Life 2023 Student Video Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions:

1st Place and Fan Favorite:

“Dangers of Fentanyl - Forever 16” – Jabea Ewane, Steven Santiago,Thomas Pettit (Watkins Mill High School)

2nd Place:

“I’ll Never Tell” – Elessar Issenberg (Northwood High School)

3rd Place:

“Learn the Facts about Teen Drug Abuse” - Jasper Chen (Thomas W. Pyle Middle School)

Honorable Mention:

“Bear Witness”–Kaia Koumoutseas, Leonardo Ramos (Col. Zadok Magruder High School)

Honorable Mention:

“Raising Awareness, Saving Futures: The Dangers of Fentanyl” –Jeremiah Washington (Paint Branch High School)

If you have questions about the contest, please email SAOinfo@montgomerycountymd.gov