Looking for a way to help your students learn about health risks, contribute to the greater good, and earn some recognition too?
As part of the Allegheny Quits for Life campaign, Tobacco Free Allegheny is hosting a Public Service Announcement video contest for youth in grades 6 through 12. Youth can enter as a team or as an individual and are encouraged to used evidence-based research to make their videos factual and fun for youth their own age
Entrants can choose from four topics to create a video:
- e-cigarettes and hookahs and the dangers surrounding them;
- the Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU), a youth advocacy program run by the American Lung Association (ALA) and why youth should get involved in fighting the tobacco industry;
- the dangers of tobacco and why Allegheny County residents should quit smoking for life.
- Tobacco 21
Entries should be submitted/posted by 11:59pm on October 6th, 2017
Winning videos will be placed on the Tobacco Free Allegheny, Allegheny County Health Department, and other partner websites, as well as used during the Allegheny Quits for Life Smoking Cessation Awareness Week (November 12-18, 2017). Students can enter submissions as either a team or an individual, divided into two divisions: grades 6-8 (middle school) and grades 9-12 (high school).
To help get started, students should visit the Center for Disease Control's tobacco page (https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/index.htm<https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/index.htm&sa=D&ust=1505500084150000&usg=AFQjCNHr8AhurafBiwSSa-CTHIthsdRNYQ>). For more information on TRU, visit www.truinpa.org<https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.truinpa.org&sa=D&ust=1505500084150000&usg=AFQjCNHZJvQFD_7bX12ePuBLgO6x8cQTtg>.
Questions can be emailed to Brittany Huffman (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)
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Link to the video contest http://tobaccofreeallegheny.org/psacontest.asp