TFND Video Essay Scholarship Contest


March 31, 2024

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  • TFND (Tobacco Free North Dakota) announces the annual Video Essay Scholarship Contest for all North Dakota high school seniors. TFND is a statewide non-profit that advocates for policies to prevent youth initiation to tobacco and nicotine products with the goal of creating North Dakota’s first tobacco-free generation. North Dakota High school seniors will have the opportunity to compete for a $1000 college scholarship to be used the following year. This scholarship may not be deferred for gap years. To participate, students must submit a 1-3 minute video based on topics chosen by TFND. The contest is open to all North Dakota high school seniors.

    TFND’s Video Essay Scholarship Project is back for a very special edition honoring the 10th anniversary of North Dakota’s Smoke-Free Air Law. Here's how it works: Create a 1–3 minute YouTube video based on one of these Tobacco Free ND topics; The importance of maintaining the state’s strong smoke-free air law; The smoke-free air law has been in place for 10 years! Many of the entrants in this contest probably don’t remember the “singers in a smoky room” restaurants. Interview your family, friends, and community members about what it was like when there was smoking in public, indoor spaces; Every single county voted in favor of the smoke-free air law in 2012, yet special interest groups are the ones trying to overturn it. How would you educate the community about what is going on?; Secondhand smoke is dangerous to everyone exposed to it, and causes billions of dollars in healthcare costs nationally every year, yet it receives only a fraction of the attention that other tobacco dangers do. Show us why #SecondhandSmokeisNoJoke
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