Smile Video Competition Award Ceremony

SMILE Video Winners

Health MessageWhy Are You Smoking?
Best Representation of the ThemeI Heard
Best SoundtrackAddiction
Most CreativeThe Dream
Technical MeritWhat Are You Smoking?
CinematographyWhat If
Audience FavoriteWhat Are You Smoking?
Grand Prize & $100 WinnerThe Dream

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Public Health in Action! Augusta University students contribute to Cancer Center outreach

Tobacco use is nothing to smile about, unless you are participating in the SMILE Video Competition. Augusta University continues to lead the way in promoting our tobacco-free campus and in calling attention to the effects of tobacco use. Under the direction of Augusta University Cancer Center’s Office of Cancer Information and Awareness, Augusta University students and employees had an opportunity to persuade someone to quit tobacco through the SMILE Video Competition (Smoke-Free/Tobacco-Free Matters In Learning Environments).

Fourteen videos were submitted by the March 10th deadline. Students and employees voted for their favorite, casting their final on-line ballots on March 19, National Kick Butts Day. Ten judges with expertise in video production or tobacco prevention and control selected seven winning entries.

The Awards ceremony (photos) held March 25 at the Summerville Campus was attended by 40 people, including two Communications classes. The grand prize winner, The Dream by Producer Brandon Fields (shown with red tee shirt and lightning bolt) received a $100 check donated by Christine O’Meara, Director of Cancer Information and Awareness. Ceremony attendees also visited displays from the American Cancer Society, the Augusta University Cancer Center, and a local video production company, Brighton Entertainment.

Through this initiative, students were engaged as learners and as educators. This is one way that the Augusta University Cancer Center is cultivating public health leaders. The SMILE Video Competition also served as a vehicle for cultivating solid partnerships for future collaborations with Augusta University Student Health and the Department of Communications.