Steinbach Anti-smoking video gets top votes

Students from the Steinbach Junior High have created what is rated the best anti-tobacco video based on votes as part of an anti-tobacco video contest.

At the beginning of May, the province announced the Create and Rate anti-tobacco video contest. It was the province’s first student-produced, anti-tobacco video program and gave students across the province the opportunity to develop videos to discourage other youth from using tobacco.

Ten finalists were selected and internet users were given an opportunity to vote for their favourite video. Five were from middle school (junior high) students and five were put together by senior high students.  The ads were posted online at and all Manitoba students in grades 5 to 12 could vote for the ad they like best.
A video created by Steinbach Junior High students called “Birthday Cakes” received the most overall votes of all the videos at a total of 41,508.
The middle-school entry and the high-school entry that received the most online votes will each receive an Apple iPad.  A Sony digital camera will be awarded to each of the eight runner-up entries.


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