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 bcbsok.com/dontstart.

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.