Smile Video Competition Criteria


*2014 Voting is closed.


Persuade Someone To Quit Tobacco (any form)

The purpose of the SMILE Competition was  to engage Augusta University students and employees in the Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative and to creatively increase awareness about the effects of tobacco use.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Original work
  • Current Augusta University Student – full or part-time Spring 2014
  • Current full-time or part-time Augusta University (Enterprise) employee


  • Health Information
  • Documentary

Film making

Need Video Production Resources?
Contact the Educational & Collaborative Technology Center
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Phone 7087-737-1703

Three levels of format entries. Video must be 2 minutes or less.

  • Short Format PSA - 30 seconds or less
  • Short Format - 31-60 seconds
  • Long Format - 61-120 seconds  

8 Categories:
Entries can win in multiple categories

  • Technical Merit                 
  • Audience Favorite through on-line voting
  • Best representation of the theme
  • Best Collaboration between two disciplines
  • Health Message
  • Cinematography
  • Most Creative
  • Best Sound Track

No Limit

  • You can submit multiple video entries.
  • Produce your video(s) as an individual or as a group.
  • Student clubs and university or health system departments are encouraged to compete.


Video Production Resources
The Augusta University Educational & Collaborative Technology Center has equipment and services that make it easier to produce your SMILE Video:

  • Multimedia Lab – computer workstations for individuals and groups
  • Video Production – editing and production help
  • Checkout Equipment – digital cameras and camcorders, voice recorders
  • Technical Illustration Services – design and create multi-media materials including graphics


Copyright Information – Know Your Stuff

Sound recordings and images incorporated into your video should be your original works or in the public domain. Remember copyrighted materials like sound recordings, music, graphics, and still or video images cannot be used without permissions or through licensing agreements. Stay legal – avoid copyright infringements. These resources can help:

The Library of Congress –Copyright Basics, FAQ

Cornell University’s Copyright Information Center – copyright policy, clearance services, copyright training and tutorials, finding works in the public domain, and FAQ



Winners in all categories

  • Students: One Grand Prize Winner – $100 gift card
  • Winning 1st place entries will receive award certificates and recognition
  • Winning entries will be posted on the Augusta University Website


  • Augusta University Communications Faculty
  • Members of the Augusta University Tobacco-Free Campus Work groups
  • Augusta University Cancer Center leadership staff
  • Augusta University Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Video production professionals 
o Submissions: CLOSED.
Deadline: Monday, March 10, 2014 midnight
On-Line Voting: March 12-19 ends on National Kick Butts Day
  • one Augusta University student, one vote  
  • one Augusta University/GRMC/GRMA employee, one vote 
Awards Ceremony: March 25, 2014 – JSAC Ballroom 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Winners announced
  • Prizes awarded
  • Music, food, festivity