The Edmond Sun

February 17, 2014

Be Smart, Don’t Start Anti-Tobacco Contest open to students

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The 11th annual Be Smart – Don’t Start Anti-Tobacco Contest recently kicked off with interactive and fun lessons aligned with Oklahoma’s Common Core Standards.

Teachers or parents of K-5 students are encouraged to help teach simple lessons on tobacco awareness using a free, downloadable curriculum and contest guide. Students can then create their own anti-tobacco message, in either a poster or multimedia format, for a chance to win great prizes. The entries should be based on the concepts learned through the provided anti-tobacco curriculum. Entries will be judged by age, category and quality of work.

The 2014 Be Smart–Don’t Start Anti-Tobacco Contest is open now until March 3 and the winners will be announced later in spring 2014. Entries can be either a hand-drawn poster, or 30-second multimedia entry. Prizes include gift cards, trophies and an iPad, with an overall winning category. For complete contest rules, prizes, curriculum and contest entry forms, visit

The event is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, the American Lung Association, Plains-Gulf Region; the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.