2024 Youth Advocates of the Year… | Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids


Join us for an evening of celebration and community as we honor the accomplishments of outstanding young leaders and public health champions from the U.S. and around the world.

May 9, 2024 | Washington, D.C.
National Portrait Gallery & Smithsonian American Art Museum




OUR 2024 Awards

Champion Award

The Champion Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to reducing the death and disease from tobacco and to improving health and saving lives in the United States and around the world.

Barrie Fiske National Youth Advocate of the Year

The Barrie Fiske National Youth Advocate of the Year Award pays tribute to the extraordinary life and work of the late Barrie Fiske, a tireless tobacco control champion committed to using her strong voice to fight for change. The award is given to one exceptional young advocate in the U.S. who has demonstrated a significant commitment to tobacco prevention in their state and community.

Group Youth Advocates of the Year

The Group Youth Advocates of the Year Award recognizes a leading U.S.-based youth coalition working to protect their peers and community from tobacco. This group demonstrates the collective power of youth working together to drive meaningful change.

Global Young Ambassador of the Year

New this year, we will recognize a Global Young Ambassador of the Year — a young adult from our Global Young Ambassador Network who has demonstrated excellence in tobacco prevention in areas such as policy change, peer mobilization, and media advocacy.

Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence

The Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence recognizes an advocate from a low- or middle-income country who has worked to significantly reduce tobacco use through policy advocacy. It is given in honor of the late Judy Wilkenfeld, an inspiring advocate whose expertise and devotion forever changed the world of tobacco control.

Global Health Advocacy Changemaker Award

This year the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) celebrates 10 years of supporting civil society organizations advocating for public health policies that reduce death and disease around the world. As we mark this milestone, we will present a new Global Health Advocacy Changemaker Award to an emerging public health leader from a low- or middle-income country who is advancing public health policies that save lives, reduce disease and prevent injuries.

ABOUT US

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is the leading advocacy organization working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, we promote the adoption of proven solutions that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives. Through our youth initiatives, we foster young leaders who are striving to make the next generation tobacco-free. Our vision is a future free from the death and disease caused by tobacco.

Global Health Advocacy Incubator

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), an initiative of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, supports civil society organizations advocating for public health policies that reduce death and disease. GHAI brings a proven advocacy approach and a global network of local partners, built on a 25-year track record of success across multiple issues in more than 60 countries. GHAI provides strategic support to advocates working to enact and implement laws that save lives on a variety of public health issues and in diverse political systems and is a leading policy advocacy voice on a range of issues.