SmokeFree Philly Video Contest: Chance for local filmmakers to win $1000

Approximately 2500 Philadelphians die each year as a result of tobacco use, accounting for 17% of deaths in the city. In Philadelphia, there are approximately 300,000 adult smokers and 1 in 2 of these smokers will die from smoking-related diseases. Furthermore, youth access to tobacco is also unacceptably high in the city and about 20% of young children are exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes. But tobacco use and its devastating consequences are preventable.

This contest provides students an opportunity to win $1000 for creating videos that raise awareness about tobacco control and policy in order to promote a smoke-free and healthy Philly!

Entry Deadline is October 26th, 2011

Contest Details:

The SmokeFree Philly Video Contest is open to current full-time and part-time students in colleges and universities in Philadelphia.

Prizes:

1st prize – $1000

2nd Prize – $500

3rd Prize – $250

The winning video will also be featured on a local broadcasting outlet.

Contest Timeline:

Start – September 12th, 2011

Registration Form Submission Deadline – September 29th, 2011

Video Submission Deadline – October 26th, 2011

Judging – October 31st – 1st, 2011

Award Ceremony – November 10th, 2011

For more information and contest guidelines:

www.smokefreephilly.org

www.cleanair.org

215-685-5623

215-567-4004, ext. 116

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