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Contest to develop anti-smoking message

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Department of Health has announced its annual Anti-Tobacco Media Design Contest for McHenry County high school and college students.

Since 2004, the contest has sought to highlight local talent while educating the community of the ill health effects of smoking and secondhand smoke.

Students can work as individuals or as partners. The theme this year is “the cost of smoking.”

Contest rules and entry forms are available on the health department’s website at www.mcdh.info. The entry deadline is Nov. 30.

Entries will be judged on originality, peer appeal and simple, colorful design. Making the final selection will be teens from Anti-Tobacco Advocacy groups and the health department’s Health Promotion staff.

Winning entries will have the student’s name, design and school name displayed on billboards and community posters throughout McHenry County.

This project was made possible by funds received from the Illinois Department of Public Health. For information, call the health department at 815-334-4525.

– Northwest Herald

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