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School Challenge

Encouraging students to promote smoke and vape free environments in their local communities.

'Seeing Through the Haze' School Challenge

Quit in partnership with VicHealth have released Seeing Through the Haze a free evidence-based classroom resource. This resource aims to equip students in years 7 to 10 with the critical thinking skills to create change for a vape and smoke free future.

‘Seeing Through the Haze’ encourages students to bring together their learnings to create a campaign for a smoke and vape-free environment for their school or local community area.

To showcase and amplify outstanding examples of student campaigns, Quit and VicHealth are encouraging Victorian secondary schools to submit their student-designed campaigns that best promote smoke and vape free environments.


More information on the school resource


Challenge details

We encourage students to use their unique perspective to create innovative, exciting and highly engaging campaigns. This can be by (but not limited to) using video, posters, website, PowerPoint or social media.

Student campaign submissions might:

  • Develop young people’s understandings about the effects of vaping – individual, community and/or environmental.
  • Address the role of peers in helping create a positive social environment that fosters healthy choices.
  • Outline and justify important key elements for a school or community vaping policy.
  • Showcase and review a range of key health services that young people can access for help to stop vaping.
  • Raise awareness of the predatory marketing tactics of Big Vape.


Submission details

All Victorian schools can submit their top two student-designed campaigns from year level 7/8 and their top two student-designed campaigns from year level 9/10 (maximum of four submissions per school). Entries should be determined by using the marking rubric provided in the 'Seeing Through the Haze' classroom resource.

Victorian secondary schools have until 7th October 2024 (start of Term 4) to submit their student designed campaigns. Finalists will be announced 30th October 2024.

Winning campaigns will be announced and all finalist entries showcased at an award ceremony hosted by Cancer Council Victoria.


Prizes

Winning entry for year level 7/8:

  • Student/s will receive a $100 Teen Gift Card
  • An opportunity to collaborate with Quit social media team to amplify winning campaign.
  • A letter of recognition to the school co-signed by Quit and VicHealth.

Winning entry for year level 9/10:

  • Student/s will receive a $100 Teen Gift Card
  • An opportunity to collaborate with Quit social media team to amplify winning campaign.
  • A letter of recognition to the school co-signed by Quit and VicHealth.

Two finalist entries for year level 7/8:

  • Student/s will receive a $50 Teen Gift Card
  • A letter of recognition to the school co-signed by Quit and VicHealth.

Two finalist entries for year level 9/10:

  • Student/s will receive a $50 Teen Gift Card
  • A letter of recognition to the school co-signed by Quit and VicHealth.


Submission form

Please read the Terms and Conditions before submitting entries.

Teacher Role  *
Which year level are you submitting an entry for:  *

If your file exceeds the upload size (16MB), please email QuitVicCommunities@cancervic.org.au

Contact us

For questions on the School Challenge, please email QuitVicCommunities@cancervic.org.au

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