We asked our audience to submit photos of tobacco industry marketing at the point of sale, and were impressed by the breadth and creativity of the photos submitted. Beyond just the contest, we hope these photos will be used to continue POS advocacy work.

Congratulations to all our winners and many thanks to all who participated! Out of a record 92 image submissions, winners have been chosen in 8 categories of tobacco industry activities at the point of sale (plus a fan favorite!):

Grand Prize Winners:

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Brittany L. from Conway, AR
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Cochise County Youth Health Coalition of Douglas, AZ

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Two great examples – one showing a common youth-friendly character placed near a tobacco display which is easily viewable and within reach of youth. It even looks like a candy display!  Isn’t the other ironic?  This sign at a Circle K invites CVS customers to buy tobacco products at their store. We applaud CVS for the decision to stop selling tobacco products and wish more stores would do the same. Tsk, tsk, Circle K!

Greatest Youth Appeal

Winners: Brittany L. from Conway, AR (far left), Makenzie S. from Portland, OR (center left) Honorable Mentions: Heidi W. Florissant, MO (center right), and Randall S. from Macomb, MI (far right)


Winners: Inga S. from Portland, OR and Steven F. from Portland, OR

Stores Near Schools

Winner: Lance M. from Saco, Maine

Best Map or Infographic

Winner: Denise S. from Atlanta, GA,  Honorable Mention: Inga S. from Portland, OR

Funniest/Most Ironic

Winners: Chocise County Youth Health Coalition of Douglass, AZ and Naphtali O. from San Francisco, CA. Honorable Mention: Steven F. from Portland, OR.

Novel Products

Winner: Steven F. from Portland, OR

Flavored Little Cigar/Cigarillo

Winners: Barry H. from Gainesville, FL and  Inga S. from Portland, OR. Honorable Mentions: Nancy R. from Phillips, WI, Jennifer O. from Michigan City, IN, & Mackenzie S. from Portland, OR

Bonus Category! Best International

Winners: Fundación Interamericana del Corazón Argentina & ALIAR from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Hananel G. from Jerusalem, Israel

Fan Favorite

Fan Favorite Winner: Sydney A. of Harrison, AR


You can find all 92 photo contest submissions along with other captivating images of POS tobacco industry tactics in our image gallery. Find the winners from our first photo contest here and last year’s photo contest here.

You can always submit new image you find and want to share here!

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