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2020 Global Media Competition

Expose Tobacco Industry Manipulation 2020 Global Media Competition

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The Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC), a partner in STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products), is organizing its first Global Media Competition to seek compelling visual designs that portray tobacco industry manipulation.


The Global Media Competition builds upon this year’s theme for World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day: “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.” Designs should aim to inform youth about industry manipulation and to prompt them to participate in countering the industry. The winning graphics will be shared with advocates from around the world to support their efforts to protect youth from being targeted by tobacco companies.


Meme, Gif, Digital Sticker, and Poster

  • 1st Place winner: $2,000
  • 2nd Place winner: $1,000
  • 3rd Place winner: $500

Infographics and Short Video

  • 1st Place winner: $5,000
  • 2nd Place winner: $2,000
  • 3rd Place winner: $1,000

Additional Prizes 

Creators of winning entries may also be eligible to win

  • An all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT) in Bangkok to showcase their entry. APACT is a regional tobacco control conference involving over 1,000 public health professionals.
  • An opportunity for the entry to be used in the Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index report, the GGTC website, and other promotional materials.

Rules of Entries

  • All entries must adhere to the competition rules. GGTC will provide a list of facts about the industry.
  • Participants can select one fact that will guide them in creating their content and graphics or use other relevant information that exposes tobacco industry manipulation.
  • Each participant may submit a maximum of three entries.
  • Entries from all parts of the world that are in the English language are most welcome. However, entries in the national language of Bengali, Filipino, Hindi, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese will also be accepted, provided that the participant will supply the English translation.
  • All participants must post their entries on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube accounts and use the following hashtags: #ExposeTobacco, #TheGGTC, and #NoTobacco.
  • Each entry must be original work and must not infringe on the intellectual property or other rights of any other third party, regardless of country of residence.
  • By submitting an entry, each participant agrees to grant Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)* the right without obligation, to use the visual/graphic materials for any purpose determined.
  • GGTC reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not comply with the competition rules; or that are not in compliance with the Conflict of Interest clauses available in the registration form.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 May,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC)



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