Lackawanna County Say Yes to Life!

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Lackawanna County Say Yes to Life!
Anti-Opioid Public Service Announcement Contest

In 2015 in Lackawanna County, 69 people died of overdoses most of which were attributed to opioids. Opioids are drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain. These include the illegal drug of heroin, as well as legally prescribed drugs such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and many others. These drugs are highly addictive and when misused or abused can lead to death. Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings has spearheaded a public awareness campaign surrounding this issue and has conducted several community programs to discuss the dangers.

She and her colleagues, Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley and Jerry Notarianni, are committed to ending the opioid epidemic in the County. The County is currently seeking submissions for an online video contest that will educate the public about the dangers of opioid use and its debilitating affects on our youth.  Individuals or organizations (both for profit and non-profit) may apply.  Awards of $500 each will be given in three categories.


The Winners Are


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  • Judges’ choice – Youth (under 18 years of age). = Video 02
  • Judges’ choice – over 18 years of age. = Video 01
  • People’s Choice – on-line voting will start Tuesday, October 17, and go till December 22, 2017. = Video 03

Competition Release Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017- Extended till December 22, 2017

Winners announced: Friday, January 19, 2018

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Contest Entries



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Which video did you like the most?

  • Entry 03 (69%, 33 Votes)
  • Entry 04 (27%, 13 Votes)
  • Entry 01 (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Entry 02 (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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