PROGGA and the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) on Friday announced the Bangladeshi winner of the 2020 STOP Global Media Competition.
In the competition, Md Nasiruddin won the Special Prize for the entry titled “Peel Off the Skins of Tobacco Industry”.
Twelve global winners were selected from more than 450 entries from over 40 countries, based on a combination of judges’ scoring and online votes.
Eight country-specific special prize winners were selected by GGTC’s partner organizations in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
Participants from Nepal and the Philippines won the top prizes in the Simple Graphics Category, while finalists from El Salvador, Nepal, Indonesia, Lebanon, Philippines, and the United States won in the Complex Graphics Category. Entries from Nepal and Indonesia also received the Judges’ Choice Award.
PROGGA also selected the poster “Peel Off the Skins of Tobacco Industry” by Md. Nasiruddin that shows the sustained campaigns of the tobacco industry that try to attract young people to join the death march for the Special Prize for Bangladesh Award.
Bungon Ritthiphakdee, executive director of GGTC, a partner in STOP that organized the competition, said they received an overwhelming response to the competition. More than 127,000 people reacted, commented and shared the posts on Facebook, and we reached an estimated 500,000 people on GGTC’s social media pages.
“We are delighted that so many people joined this effort to expose the tobacco industry’s exploitation of youth and interference in policy around the world,” she added.
The 2020 STOP Global Media Competition ran from April 28 to May 31 and built on the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2020: “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.”
It was organized by GGTC, in collaboration with global partners African Tobacco Control Alliance, Association of European Cancer Leagues, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Corporate Accountability, Framework Convention Alliance, International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations, and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; and country partners Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan/Society for Alternative Media and Research Pakistan, Health Bridge Vietnam, HealthJustice Philippines, Lentera Anak Indonesia, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Studies India, National Commission for Tobacco Control Indonesia, NGO Advocacy Center “LIFE” Ukraine, PROGGA Knowledge for Progress Bangladesh, and Salud Justa Mexico.