Feb. 23 1998
Washington, DC - The CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS is seeking nominations for the 1998 Youth Advocate of the Year Award. This award recognizes and honors outstanding youth advocates by celebrating their good works in battling tobacco. The deadline for nominations has been extended; completed nominations must be post-marked by March 6, 1998. The Youth Advocate of the Year Award is an annual cometition that honors five regional winners and one national Youth Advocate of the Year. New in 1998 is a category recognizing an outstanding local youth organization that has achieved notable tobacco control success in its community. Winners, chosen by a selection committee of representatives from national public health organizations, must demonstrate nitiative, leadership, creative thinking, problem solving, effective communication, and an impact onactivities on protecting youth from tobacco. The winners will be honored at a gala event in Washington, DC, on April 30, 1998. Throughout the year, all winners represent the CAMPAIGN as tobacco control advocates. Past winners have appeared on national television, participated with President Clinton in White House events, spoken at press conferences and met with Members of Congress. For more information on nominating a youth tobacco control advocate, contact the CAMPAIGN at: CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS Attn: Youth Advocate Award 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20036 phone: 202-296-5469 fax: 202-296-5427 Or access the nomination directions and form online by visiting the CAMPAIGN’s web site at www.tobaccofreekids.org (click on Youth Award). The CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS is the largest initiative ever undertaken to decrease youth tobacco use in the United States. Its mandate is to focus the nation's attention and action on keeping tobacco marketing from seducing children, and making tobacco less accessible to kids.