Kids Teach Kids to Be Tobacco-Free:
Be Smart–Don't Start! Contest Opens Statewide
The eighth annual Be Smart–Don't Start! storyboard contest is open to elementary students through March 25. This statewide contest is designed to educate kids about the dangers of tobacco, while giving them the chance to share the tobacco-free message with their peers. Free contest materials can be requested online on the Tobacco Prevention page.
Oklahoma elementary students have the opportunity to write and draw a 30-second commercial to teach other kids and adults about the dangers of tobacco. Teachers, youth organization leaders and parents can receive educational anti-tobacco materials to aide in the creation of storyboards. Winning submissions will be produced as videos using the student drawings and voices!
Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma; the American Lung Association Plains-Gulf Region; the Oklahoma State Department of Education; the Oklahoma State Department of Health; and the Oklahoma Asthma Initiative; the Be Smart–Don't Start! contest is open to all Oklahoma students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Entries must be postmarked by March 25. Sponsoring adults who would like more information can call 866-876-4376 or visit the Tobacco Prevention page.