Tobacco-Free CNY Kicks Summer Off with Chalk Art Contest

Reality Check, a project of the Onondaga County Health Department’s Tobacco-Free CNY program, is sponsoring a tobacco-free chalk art contest to kick off the summer with some color!

We are asking youth to use their artistic skills to express why they feel it is important for our community to be tobacco-free. Not only are there many health benefits of living a tobacco-free life, but communities can take steps in reducing youth exposure to tobacco marketing, establishing tobacco-free norms through tobacco-free outdoor policies, reducing secondhand smoke exposure through smoke-free housing policies, and reducing tobacco imagery in youth-rated movies.

The contest is open to youth ages 8 to 19. Prizes will be given, and the top prize will receive a $40 gift card and Reality Check program gear.  All materials will be provided for the first 50 participants that sign up. The deadline for submitting a photo of your chalk art is July 30 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be announced on August 6, 2021.

For more information and to register for materials, visit