Capital Health hosts Anti-Vaping PSA Video Contest

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Capital Health invites middle school students, sixth grade through eighth, to enter a public service announcement (PSA) video contest. The campaign, “Be Smart, Don’t Start,” is an effort to help raise awareness and engage students about the dangers of vaping.

Young students are taking up vaping at an alarming rate. Recently, the U.S. Surgeon General referred to the use of e-cigarettes among tweens and teens as an “epidemic.” As healthcare leaders, Capital Health expresses concern about the harmful effects vaping will have on this young generation. While research is currently underway to help us uncover the lasting health consequences of these products, one thing is certain: kids need to be made aware about the dangers and risks associated with vaping.

While we can continue to warn about the vaping, there is no substitute for kids to hear it from their own peers.

Contest Summary

Students should put together their best 30 – 60 second video regarding the harmful effects and dangers of vaping. They will have a chance to help their school’s PTO/PTA win $2,000!

We will be selecting one winner in each of the following categories:

  • Most Impactful: $2,000
  • Most Creative and Original: $2,000
  • Best Use of Messaging: $2,000
  • Honorable Mention: $2,000


The 2022-2023 Anti-Vaping PSA Video Contest (the “Contest”) is only open to students who attend the following public middle schools in these Pennsylvania and New Jersey school districts: Pennsbury (Charles Boehm, Pennwood, William Penn); Council Rock (Holland, Newtown, Richboro), Neshaminy (Maple Point, Carl Sandbury, Poquessing) and New Hope-Solebury (New Hope Solebury-Middle School); Hamilton Township (Crockett, Grice, Reynolds); Hopewell Valley Regional School District (Timberlane); Trenton (Grace A. Dunn, Dr. MLK Jr. Middle School, Arthur J. Holland Middle School); Ewing (Gilmore Fisher) and Lawrence Township (Lawrence Intermediate, Lawrence Middle School).

There is no limit to the number of submissions; however, only one prize will be awarded per school. Employees of Capital Health, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children, step-children and grandchildren) and household members of Capital Health employees, are not eligible to enter the Contest.

Important Information

Contest runs through February 14, 2023. All submissions MUST be made via the link below. For complete contest rules and FAQs, please click here.

Need some inspiration? Take a look at previous winners from our 2019 campaign.

Click here to submit your video.
Click here to download/print the contest flyer.

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