American Fork opens anti-vaping video competition for second year | News, Sports, Jobs

American Fork opens anti-vaping video competition for second year | News, Sports, Jobs

Nam Y. Huh, Associated PressIn this April 23, 2014, picture, a person smokes an digital cigarette in Chicago.
American Fork is holding its second Anti-Vape Video Marketing Competition for the town’s teenagers. Residents between the ages of 12 and 18 can ship of their movies till 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31. The competition was organized by American Fork Communities That Care Coalition
American Fork Communities That Care Coalition (AFCares) are placing on the competition. There have been 25 entries final year in response to AFCares coordinator Brook Anderson.
“They have been wonderful. The children did such a great job on all of them,” she mentioned. After seeing the variety of children that needed to take part, and the hassle put into the movies, she needed to develop the competition.
Expanding the competition supplies extra consciousness to college students at different faculties in regards to the risks of vaping. AFCares confirmed that vaping is extraordinarily prevalent in center and excessive faculties — after putting censors within the metropolis’s faculties –which is a part of why Anderson is continuous to carry the competition.
The majority of the venture’s funding comes from a grant designed to assist cease vaping in faculties. AFCares acquired information that confirmed for kids from grade six to grade 12, their greatest wrestle is vaping.
“I needed to focus on it not solely as a result of my grant is particular to it, but in addition it truly is the most important concern that us as dad and mom have for our children,” Anderson mentioned.
Applicants are requested to verify their movies take a scientific method akin to “Bill Nye the Science Guy” movies.
Contestants are given 4 web sites to make use of for truth discovering. The teenagers can create the video in whichever manner greatest communicates their message — whether or not comedy or drama. She defined that she hopes the youth will discover data for themselves and be capable of share it with their friends.
The thought for this competition got here from Anderson’s teenage kids. Last year she requested them what kind of video they might watch that promoted anti-vaping, they usually mentioned none. They advised her movies with dad and mom or adults lecturing in regards to the risks of vaping are too severe, however mentioned in the event that they have been to movie one which it could be humorous.
“Well how about you guys do it, that may be fairly cool,” she advised them. Anderson put a 3 minute restrict on the movies to make sure they’ll maintain folks’s consideration.
There are 4 classes that can obtain prizes: Overall greatest, most inventive, greatest message and greatest efficiency. Overall greatest will obtain a MacBook Pro and the winners of the opposite classes will obtain an iPad.
“The primary factor is simply greatest message, and nevertheless that comes throughout, if it’s humorous, severe, it doesn’t matter. But on the finish of the video while you flip it off, and also you go ‘Oh, wow,’ they actually put thought into it or this actually taught a lesson actually fast, that’s going to be the most important factor, is the message,” Anderson mentioned.
She mentioned she is worked up to see what the youth provide you with this year. She mentioned she hopes the prizes will incentivize them to take part, however on high of that, she mentioned it should give them the know-how to proceed creating movies on their very own.
The winners shall be introduced and awarded their prizes on Sept. 23 at The Towne Hub Video Premier, the place all submitted movies shall be proven.
Many or all the movies shall be positioned on social media to unfold consciousness of the risks of vaping. More details about the competition guidelines and necessities will be discovered on AFCares Facebook and Instagram pages. The flier on its social media has a QR code to submit the movies.


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