Don’t Get Burned by Big Tobacco Youth PSA Contest – Entries Due Oct. 30

Don’t Get Burned by Big Tobacco Youth PSA Contest – Entries Due Oct. 30

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Kick Butts Day Team are thrilled to co-sponsor the “Don’t Get Burned” PSA contest with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health. More than $5,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs in the “Don’t Get Burned” social media contest.

Youth and young adults (ages 9 – 24) are encouraged to enter the contest by creating a short video to help educate their peers about the dangers of tobacco. The video should be appropriate for sharing on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and other social media platforms. The contest provides an opportunity for youth to develop and showcase their social media, communication, and creative skills. Most importantly, this is an opportunity for youth to take a stand against Big Tobacco, have their voices heard, and save lives.

Six entries (three from Chicago and three from national entries) will be selected from each age group for a total of 18 semi-finalists. First place, second place, and third place prizes will be awarded in each age category, and we will feature the Grand Prize Winner on our Tobacco Unfiltered Blog!

Want to enter?

Visit the “Don’t Get Burned” website today to learn more and enter – but act fast, the deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.

Happy filming!

Erica Olmstead's journey with youth advocacy and tobacco control began as a youth advocate in New York with the Reality Check program. Over the past 12 years, she has continuously focused her efforts on empowering youth to advocate against corporate tobacco, first as a youth advocate, later as a Reality Check Program Coordinator and now as a member of the Youth Advocacy team at the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids in Washington, DC.

1 Comment

  1. Luis 6 years ago

    You get a lot of respect from me for writing these helpful artlices.

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