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 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 industries.
This competition is open to everyone. Those below 18 years old will require parental or guardian consent.
To submit entries, each participant must fill out the registration form.
Submission of entries
Announcement of winners
Submissions may be in the forms of:
Image dimension: 1080x1080 pixels
Format: JPG, PNG
Length: No more than 6 seconds
Submission shall be a set of sticker designs composed of one main image, one chat thumbnail icon, and six sticker images (See LINE specification)
Submission shall be a set composed of eight sticker designs
Width to height ratio: 240x240 pixels (main image), 370x320 pixels (sticker images), 96x74 pixels (chat thumbnail icon)
File size: 8.5x11 inches (300dpi)
Format: JPG, PNG, PDF
Size: 8.5x11 inches
Format: JPG, PNG, PDF
Length: No longer than one minute
Each participant may submit a maximum of three entries.
Entries from all parts of the world that are written in English are most welcome. However, entries written in the national language of Bengali, Filipino, Hindi, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukranian, 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 an 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 provided in the registration form.
*GGTC is a joint initiative of SEATCA and School of Global Studies, Thammasat University.
Materials will be judged according to the following criteria:
The use of combined visuals and text to convey the theme.
The use of valid and accurate information presented in a visually pleasing and understandable manner.
The aesthetic use of design elements to convey the message.
The emotional impact evoked by the graphic material as influenced by its composition and presentation.
The total number of votes/reactions gathered by the material using Facebook and Twitter.
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.
Be guided in creating your visual entries to the "Exposing Tobacco Industry Manipulation, Save the Next Generation" Global Media Competition. Refer to our List of Facts or GGTC’s fact sheet on “Tobacco Industry: Manipulating the Youth into a Lifelong Addiction.
Sessou Leonce Dieudonne
African Tobacco Control Alliance
Sessou Leonce Dieudonne is the Executive Secretary of ATCA, the only Pan African network of civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in tobacco control. With more than one hundred members in 39 African countries, ATCA can be regarded as “Africa’s tobacco control CSOs authority.” As the Executive Secretary, he plans and oversees, but also contributes to the execution of various activities undertaken by the alliance such as monitoring and denouncing tobacco industry interference, providing training to country partners, providing technical assistance in advocacy for tobacco control policy change, guiding country partners during the drafting, and adopting and implementing tobacco control policies.
Association of European Cancer Leagues
Ginevra Papi leads ECL’s communications activities, with a focus on cancer prevention and the MEPs Against Cancer interest group as well as media relations and outreach. She keeps ECL’s membership and youth group updated, and supports the team to represent the views of ECL to the EU institutions. She also coordinates the planning and implementation of school competitions as part of the EU Joint Action on Vaccination (2018-21). Prior to joining ECL, she has worked on women and youth empowerment programs in the UK and Ghana where she focuses on human rights and sustainability. Ginevra has a distinct passion for sustainable development, human rights and community engagement.
Michél Legendre is the Associate Campaign Director at Corporate Accountability. Michél has supported organizing local coalitions for environmental and climate justice movements, organizing with civil society organizations at the international negotiations of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and most recently, supporting governments and civil society organizations in developing and implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Corporate Accountability's tobacco campaign focuses on monitoring, exposing, and challenging the tobacco industry globally.
Framework Convention Alliance
Annabel Lyman is the Pacific Island countries coordinator of the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) – a global alliance of non-governmental organizations. FCA works on the development, ratification and implementation of the international treaty – the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). As a coordinator, Annabel works with 14 Pacific island countries that have ratified the FCTC.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Jesse Danzig has spent the past decade building movements to drive social change. He is the founder of Global Wave Digital, a digital agency which holds projects with CTFK. Jesse and the Global Wave team have helped sparked movements in over 50 countries; helping organizations drive meaningful social change in tobacco control, road safety, environmental protection and obesity prevention. Prior to starting Global Wave Digital, Jesse was the National Online Organizing Director for the Sierra Club where he led the digital strategies to empower the organization’s 2.1 million members to explore, enjoy and protect the planet. Leading a staff of 20, Jesse oversaw the engagement strategies, data analysis and systems that pioneered the Sierra Club’s new methods to cultivate advocates from clicks behind the computer screen to working side by side with organizers in their local communities. Prior to the Sierra Club, Jesse was Vice President of Advocacy Clients for The Element Agency where he managed digital campaigns for various clients such as AARP, the League of Conservation Voters, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, American Rivers and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. His work has garnered awards and recognition from the American Association of Political Consultants, the Communicator Awards, the Public Relations Society of America and others.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Ajla Subasic is a digital communications strategist with a strong passion for advocacy and driving social change. Prior to joining Global Wave Digital which holds projects with CTFK, Ajla served as a Digital Director for the Mike Bloomberg 2020 presidential campaign, where she oversaw all digital communications and initiatives for the Georgia operation. Before that, Ajla managed an international digital marketing team for a corporate communications agency and worked as a digital strategist for AARP.
Ajla has worked on numerous award-winning federal advocacy campaigns covering issues such as Social Security, Medicare, and affordable healthcare. Ajla has a master’s in Global Strategic Communications from Florida International University, and a bachelor’s in Public Relations from the University of South Florida.
WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL
Mitchel Lara is an international communication professional with a background in Communications and Sciences of Information and a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the Vrije and the Leiden Universities in the Netherlands. With over 7 years of experience, of which five were spent with United Nation’s agencies, she has developed a passion for translating public health and other development issues into accessible and eye-catching communication materials that not only inform, but also prompt audiences to action. For the past four years, she has been working as the communications professional of the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (Secretariat of the WHO FCTC). Prior to joining the WHO FCTC Secretariat, she worked for the Red Cross and the International Labor Organization.
Omnia El Omrani
International Federation of Medical Students’ Association
Omnia El Omrani serves as the Liaison Officer for Public Health Issues at the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA), representing the voice of 1.3 million medical students worldwide with a particular focus on non-communicable diseases and climate change. She is also a medical student at Ain Shams University and is currently working at El Demerdash Hospital in Egypt.
VITAL STRATEGIES, a partner In STOP
Allegra Lynn is the Digital Communications Manager at Vital Strategies, a partner in STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products), where she oversees website management, email marketing strategies and analytics. She has a degree in Communications and has an extensive background in content creation such as writing news stories, creating marketing materials, managing brand social media channels, and photo editing.
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This Global Media Competition is organized with the participation of the HealthBridge Vietnam, HealthJustice Philippines, Lentera Anak Indonesia, National Council for Tobacco Control, NGO Advocacy Center "LIFE" Ukraine, PROGGA Knowledge for Progress Bangladesh, Salud Justa Mexico, Society for Alternative Media and Research Pakistan, and Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.