over 7 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow hackers.

over 7 years ago

SAMHSA's Opioid Overdose Prevention Challenge

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to announce the three prizewinners for its Technology-based Opioid Overdose Prevention Challenge. SAMHSA launched the Challenge in June to help people learn and know the signs of opioid use, how to prevent death from opioid overdose, and to provide treatment and recovery support.

The winners of the challenge are:

  • The first place prize of $10,000 will go to RX Assurance’s OPI Rescue, a free support tool created to serve as a patient support network application for OpiSafe, a service that promotes best practices and PDMP/PMP checking for prescribers…

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over 7 years ago

We will announce winners by September 4

Dear Challenge Participants,

We hope you are doing well!

We received many great entries to the Opioid Overdose Prevention Challenge and we are in the process of finalizing the top winners. We hope to make a formal announcement of the prize winners by September 4, 2015. We apologize for the delay!

Thank you very much for your participation!

over 7 years ago

Correct UDID

Below is the correct UDID:


over 7 years ago

UDIDs for Apps

Good Morning Hackers,

If you submitted an app, make sure it is available to the following devices now as we are in the final round of judging.


Galaxy S4:

  • 40:OE:85:81:CA:2F
  • 40:CE:85:64:A7:5A
  • 40:OE:85:FC:A2:83



  • CC:07:AB:BC:09:EC
  • 30:D6:C9:13:40:DD






Thank you, Diane

over 7 years ago

Apps: UDIDs


Thanks for submitting your entries! Just a reminder that entries that submitted an app that is not available on iTunes or Googleplay may need to add the testing UDIDs to their app so that we can access them in judging. I'll be posting the UDIDs next week, so stay tuned. If we can't access your app, it won't be judged.

Thank you! Diane

over 7 years ago

Video Requirement


One last final reminder that a video is required for all submissions, and that videos must be set to public in Youtube and Vimeo so that judges are able to view them.

Eager to review your submissions!

over 7 years ago

One Day to Go!

Hello out there!

With just one day left to submit your entry, we know that many of you are working feverishly on your product to get it in on time. We look forward to seeing your short videos, and your solutions.

Your entry is due tomorrow, July 29, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Find out what time that is in your city.

Submit your solutions via the homepage.

Very excited to see your entries, Diane

over 7 years ago

Challengepost down July 28 from 6:30 a.m. until approximately 8:30 a.m.


Just an alert that ChallengePost will be performing site maintenance tomorrow, July 28, starting at 6:30 a.m. The site will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours, give or take a few minutes. During that time, you will not be able to access the challenge.

Thank you!


over 7 years ago

Valuable Judging Information

How’s it going Inventors?

There’s just over a week left to submit your solution for the Opioid Overdose Prevention Challenge! That’s right, we are nearing the final days for submission. You and your solution have the potential to make a difference in the number of deaths from opioid overdose. Don’t forget that you’re required to send us access to the solution for testing, as well as a short video that demonstrates or presents the solution.

Your video should display or highlight the criteria we’ll be using in judging, including:  technical performance, user experience, impact and feasibility.  Here are some specific things…

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over 7 years ago

More info on How to Submit Your Entry!

Good Day Challenge Participants,

As you prepare your final submissions for entry, we have more information about how you can provide us with access to your solution.

For solutions running on widely available devices or hardware, please allow us to test using one of the following methods:

  • Android solution:Upload an .apk file in the submission form or provide a link for us to download your solution in the “Testing Instructions” field on the submission form.
  • iOS Applications: If your solution is available on the App Store please provide a link in the “Website URL” field on the submission form. If you…

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over 7 years ago

13 Days Left!

Good Day Tech Inventors,

There are only 13 days left to complete your solution for the Opioid Overdose Prevention Challenge. We know you’re busy and probably have a lot on your plate, that’s why we’re doubly appreciative that you are participating in this challenge!

Don’t forget – submit your solution by July 29, 2015 11:59 p.m. Find out what time that is in your city.

Please – continue! We eagerly await the submission of your solution.


over 7 years ago

We're Glad You're Here!

Good Day Innovators!

I want to extend the challenge team’s appreciation for your participation and interest in this challenge. We are grateful that you’ve chosen to apply your skills and talents to potentially help stop death by opioid overdose. The opioid overdose statistics tell a grim story. In 2010, there were 17,000 deaths from opioid overdose, that’s an average of 46 people a day dying from overdose, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental health services Administration (SAMHSA). The National Center for Health Statistics reports that deaths from heroin overdose tripled between 2010 and 2013. Several states and communities are…

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