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    YOUTH CONTEST: ENSP Next – Towards a tobacco free generation



    We are happy to invite young individuals, members of youth and student associations and youth advocacy groups from the WHO European region to participate in the ENSP Youth group contest. The purpose of this contest is to inspire young people to get in action, raise their voice against the targeted tactics of the tobacco industry, break the chainrefuse to become the next generation of smokers and novel tobacco product users in Europe and claim a tobacco free future for them and the generations to come.

    2. PRODUCE

    Starting from 1st of July 2020, you are invited to use your imagination and creativity and produce materials such as posters, infographics or videos to present your message and support one of the themes mentioned below:
    • Denormalization of cigarettes and Novel tobacco products (e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products) use by youth.
    • Smoke free campuses, smoke free schools-smoke free places for youth and the next generations
    • Awareness of the health impact of smoking and novel tobacco use.
    • Counteracting Tobacco Industry tactics to recruit new generation of users.
    The key message and responses to the following questions:
    • What is the problem?
    • Why it is important?
    • What needs to be done?
    • When?

    3. SUBMIT

    Materials must be submitted electronically until 15 October 2020 at: ‼ Each proposal must be accompanied by the Application form completed by the participants ‼

    4. WIN

    From 23 November to 23 December 2020, all submissions will be posted on ENSP Facebook page to be voted from those that already are members of the pages or will be before or after voting for their favourite campaign material. This will account for the 50% of the final score of each campaign. In the second phase, the ENSP Youth Group Campaign committee will evaluate and rate the material (50% of the final score) in terms of the creativity, the message and the content. The 2 scores will be added to emerge the winners of the competition. For more details or information, please contact ENSP secretariat member, Karina Mocanu:



    The contest is open to young individuals between 18 and 30 years old, members of youth and student associations and youth advocacy groups from the WHO European region.


    To submit materials, each participant must fill out the application form.


    1 July 2020 - 15 October 2020
    Materials submissions
    23 November 2020 - 23 December 2020
    Voting on social media platforms
    Evaluation from the Youth Group Campaign Committee
    24 December 2020
    Announcement of the winner


    Submissions may be in the forms of:
    File size: 21.0 x 29.7cm (A4 size)
    Format: JPG, PNG, PDF
    Language: English
    File size: 21.0 x 29.7cm (A4 size)
    Format: JPG, PNG, PDF
    Language: English
    Length: between 1 and 3 minutes maximum
    Format: MP4
    Subtitle: English (in case the video is in another language)


    All submissions must adhere to the competition rules. There are four themes proposed by the ENSP. Participants will choose one theme that will guide them in creating their content and graphics. Each participant may submit one entry. 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 European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) the right without obligation, to use the visual/graphic materials for any purpose determined. ENSP 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 application form.  


    Materials will be judged according to the following criteria:
    • MESSAGE– The use of combined visuals and text to convey the theme.
    • CONTENT– The use of valid and accurate information presented in a visually pleasing and understandable manner.
    • CREATIVITY– The aesthetic use of design elements to represent the theme.
    • ONLINE VOTING RESULTS– The total number of votes gathered by the material posted on the ENSP Facebook page.


    The 3 campaigns with the highest scores will receive a reward of 500 euros each and an award during the next live ENSP conference during a Youth dedicated ceremony. One person from each of the winning campaigns will also be able to join us during the 2021 ENSP Conference (travel, accommodation and registration will be covered).

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