Local Community Launches Exciting Initiatives To Combat Vaping Among Youth – Salisbury Post

Local Community Launches Exciting Initiatives To Combat Vaping Among Youth – Salisbury Post
Local Community Launches Exciting Initiatives To Combat Vaping Among Youth – Salisbury Post

Printed 12:02 am Tuesday, October 3, 2023

SALISBURY — To tackle the rising considerations surrounding vaping amongst younger people, YSUP Rowan, Wholesome Rowan, Rowan County Well being Division, Middle for Prevention Providers and Waterworks Visible Arts Middle broadcasts the launch of an anti-vaping artwork contest. This progressive initiative goals to boost consciousness concerning the risks of vaping whereas offering a inventive outlet for college kids to specific themselves. 

Pa Xiong, mission director of Rowan County’s native Youth Substance Use Prevention Coalition (YSUP Rowan), is coordinating this marketing campaign with different neighborhood companions for youth.

“We consider that partaking college students by artwork is a robust approach to educate and empower them to make knowledgeable selections which is able to end in more healthy lives and futures. The best approach to talk this to younger folks is to have them create the messages,” Xiong stated. 

The anti-vaping artwork contest invitations native highschool college students to showcase their creative skills by creating thought-frightening items on the dangerous results of vaping, methods to keep away from vaping, and the way to deal with stress and peer stress. Taking part college students not solely have the chance to win thrilling prizes, but additionally contribute to a collective effort in making a drug-free atmosphere. Profitable entries will probably be reproduced and distributed to colleges, companies and different organizations for show all through the neighborhood. 

Tips for the artwork contest are as follows: The artwork have to be an authentic 2-D artwork piece; it may be a drawing, portray, multimedia, and many others. Any media (colour pencils, paints, crayons, chalk, collage) could also be used. Watercolor paper of 140-pound weight is really useful to make use of for wonderful arts. If the artwork piece is digital, college students are inspired to print on or use cardstock paper. The deadline to submit the paintings is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Entries could also be mailed or delivered to: YSUP Rowan, tackle 1322 South Fulton Road, Salisbury, NC 28144. 

The primary-place winner will obtain $250, second-place winner will obtain $150 and third-place winner will obtain $100. The highest 10 entries will probably be featured in a pop-up gallery in Waterworks Visible Arts Middle from Jan. 8-27, 2024. A reception to acknowledge the winners will probably be held on Jan. 18, 2024.

Paintings will probably be judged by native youth equivalent to YSUP Youth Council, Crosby Students, Salisbury Youth Council, native artists and neighborhood leaders who will consider entries based mostly on creativity, originality and effectiveness of the anti-vaping message.

For extra data, together with tips and the way to become involved, contact Pa Xiong at [email protected]. 

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