Announcing the 2017 Photo Contest


Today marks the start of CounterTobacco’s 6th annual Photo Contest!  The tobacco industry spends nearly $1 million every hour to market their deadly products. The Surgeon General has concluded that exposure to this retail marketing encourages smoking and undermines quit attempts. And it’s happening in YOUR community. Each year, you help capture the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics at the point-of-sale, and we are calling on you to do it again!

Work with youth? Get them involved! Office competition anyone? Engage your workplace!  Winners receive bragging rights and a swanky prize pack!

You can help #MakeTobaccoHistory by exposing the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics at the point of sale. Grab your camera and start snapping pics today!



2017 Photo Contest Categories:

  • Greatest Youth Appeal
  • How Low Can You Go?
  • Most Ironic
  • Electronic Smoking Products (e.g. e-cigarettes, vape pens, e-hookah, cartridges, e-liquid, etc.)
  • Stores Near Schools
  • Tobacco Look-a-Likes
  • Novel Products
  • Cheap Tobacco Products(e.g. little cigars/cigarillos, smokeless, cigarettes, etc.)
  • Flavored Tobacco Products
  • Power Wall

Both winning and non-winning images that meet eligibility requirements will be permanently housed in Counter Tobacco’s image gallery. The image gallery serves as a resource for tobacco control advocates and practitioners seeking to regulate tobacco marketing at the point of sale. These images help to both educate and influence decision makers to regulate tobacco POS marketing tactics which have been shown to encourage smoking initiation among youth, undermine quit attempts, and encourage the continued consumption of tobacco products.

Contest closes on November 6, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Official contest rules and FAQ found here. is a project of Counter Tools. Counter Tools (logo)
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