June 15, 2024
Annapolis, US 77 F

Smoking stinks winners announced

The Smoking Stinks program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health has announced the winners of its Tobacco-Free Kids Week T-shirt design contest. The nineteenth annual Tobacco-Free Kids Week, held February 9-15, 2014, enlisted schools and other youth-centered groups to reach kids with anti-tobacco activities that included the T-shirt design contest, anti-tobacco pledges, displays, trivia contests and murals. This year’s event saw 152 County groups hold anti-tobacco activities for almost 70,000 youths.

For the first time, Smoking Stinks sought community input for the winning T-shirt designs through online voting.  There were 63 entries in the contest. More than 6,900 votes were cast as people voted for their favorite anti-tobacco T-shirt design in three categories: elementary, middle and high school age groups.

The countywide winners in each category will get their designs printed on custom T-shirts for themselves and their sponsoring groups. Each countywide winner will also receive an iPod. All entrants receive Smoking Stinks drawstring bags and a certificate. Designs are posted on the Showcase page of the Smoking Stinks website, www.SmokingStinks.org.

The winners of the anti-tobacco T-shirt design contest are:

  • Elementary Age: Cole Languell from Shipley’s Choice Elementary School (left)
  • Middle School Age: Ashley Gasca from George Fox Middle School (center)
  • High School Age: Kayla Vlcej from Northeast High School (right)

Smoking Stinks is part of the Learn To Live health promotion program. For more information, visit www.LearnToLiveHealthy.org or www.SmokingStinks.org or call the Learn To Live Line, 410-222-7979.

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