The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) sponsored a contest for high school students to develop anti-vaping videos that appeal to youth. Students created and submitted a 25- to 45-second video to address the dangers and negative effects of vaping and e-cigarette use. Winners were announced on May 31 as part of World No Tobacco Day. Three videos and a People’s Choice Award winner were selected to receive prize money, in the form of scholarships paid into the Ohio 529 College Savings Award, College Advantage*. Any video submissions may be used in statewide media campaigns.
- 1st Place: Ella Langenderfer with The Secret Ingredients in Your Vape. Ella attended Ottawa Hills High School.
- 2nd Place: Madelyn McCutcheon with Anti-Vaping Campaign Illustration. Madelyn attends Global Impact STEM Academy.
- 3rd Place: Max Murch, Collin Johnson, and Grayson Passia with Anti-Vaping Rap. Max, Collin and Grayson attended New Albany High School.
- People's Choice Winner: Ella Langenderfer with The Secret Ingredients in Your Vape. Ella attended Ottawa Hills High School.
Join us in congratulating the winners and all of the students who submitted videos!
*Prizes will be awarded as an Ohio 529 College Savings Award, College Advantage. The student winner(s) will be the named beneficiary who will use the savings award for any higher education expenses at any federally accredited, four-year college or university, two-year community college, trade or vocational school, apprenticeship, or certificate program across the country. The award can be used to cover tuition, fees, room and board, books, computers, or supplies. If a student decides not to attend college, funds can be withdrawn. Federal and state taxes may apply if funds are not used for educational purposes.
Anti Vaping Campaign Illustration
Videographer submission: "As a video of the illustrating process goes on in the background, the narrator talks about how vaping has affected her life."
Anti Vaping Rap
Videographer submission: "Music video on why vaping is bad."
The Secret Ingredients In Your Vape
Videographer submission: "I talk about all of the dangerous chemicals in vapes that won’t be listed on the ingredient list. I equate chemicals to household substances that contain that ingredient and pour those substances into a jar that represents a vape. At the end I conclude “If you wouldn’t drink it, why would you vape it?” equating that you wouldn’t want to put chemicals into your lungs that you wouldn’t even think to ingest."