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GGTC 2021 Global Media Competition

The 2021 Global Media Competition (GMC) organized by the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC), a partner of STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog, seeks compelling visual designs that portray tobacco industry tactics to undermine public health.

Tobacco kills 8,000,000 people each year, costing the world’s economy US$1.4 trillion annually. Through its lies and deception, the tobacco industry has perpetuated a pandemic by undermining government efforts to protect public health. To date, it has yet to pay for the harms it has caused.

For its 2nd year, the Global Media Competition will welcome entries in the form of posters, short videos, and infographics that convey how the tobacco industry conceals, covers up, and misrepresents the enormous burdens it has placed on people, the environment, health systems, and the global economy.

GMC competition is open to everyone. Participants below 18 years old are required to submit a parental/guardian consent form.

Materials will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the Theme — use of combined visuals and text to convey the theme
  • Design and Creativity — aesthetic use of design elements to convey the message
  • Online Voting Result — total number of votes gathered on the website + the number of likes/reactions gathered by the material on Facebook
  • Quality of the Content — use of valid and accurate information presented in a visually pleasing and understandable manner
  • Overall Impact — emotional impact evoked by the graphic material as influenced by its composition and presentation

The total prize fund is $19,000, shared between the best four posters, short videos, and infographics.

The Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) is a combination of the academic discipline and global outreach of the School of Global Studies at the Thammasat University and the culmination of the decades-long experience of the leaders of Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) in countering tobacco industry interference to move tobacco control measures at the country, regional, and global levels.