Expose Tobacco Industry Manipulation, Save the Next Generation

2020 Global Media Competition

Boot Camp Video

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Global Media Competition
Boot Camp

Planning to join the Global Media Competition but don’t have a clue on developing graphics?

Join the boot camp and learn the secrets in producing polished content—all in 45 minutes!

The Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC)*, a partner in STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products), will organize a boot camp for all interested participants of the “Expose Tobacco Industry Manipulation, Save the Next Generation” Global Media Competition.

The boot camp aims to give participants an overview of tobacco industry interference issues and some creative tips and guidelines in creating graphic materials (memes, GIFs, digital stickers, posters, infographics, and short videos) for the competition.


The tobacco industry produces an addictive product that kills up to half of its users; and that leads to increased incidence of diseases that worsen outcomes for those with COVID-19. Every year: 8 million lives lost; 1.4 trillion dollars in economic costs; young ones lured to life-long addiction.

COVID-19 responses must include strong tobacco control policies. The tobacco industry is the single greatest barrier to this. Exposing tobacco industry manipulation can help save lives.

Date and

May 20, 2020, 8:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) via Zoom


45 minutes


  • I. TII: The facts and more

  • II. Play with Words and Stories: Samples from the Truth Initiative Campaigns

  • III. Photo/video-taking tips

  • IV. Best free apps for quick visuals and videos

  • V. Basic tutorial on Adobe video editing tools

  • VI. Basic tutorial on Adobe photo editing tools

Interested participants can register for the boot camp on or before before May 20, 2020, 5AM EST. The extended deadline for submission to the Global Media Competition is on May 31, 2020. Hurry! Submit your entries now.

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Our Partners

Association of European Cancer Leagues African Tobacco Control Alliance Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Corporate Accountability Framework Convention Alliance IFMSA

This Global Media Competition is organized with the participation of the HealthBridge Vietnam, HealthJustice Philippines, Lentera Anak Indonesia, National Council for Tobacco Control, NGO Advocacy Center "LIFE" Ukraine, PROGGA Knowledge for Progress Bangladesh, Salud Justa Mexico, Society for Alternative Media and Research Pakistan, and Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.