Seeking to create awareness about the dangers of tobacco among the youth, a national short film contest is being organized ahead of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) that falls on May 31.
WNTD Kerala State Organizing Committee, formed under the leadership of the state Department of Health, and Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies of the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology here, are jointly organizing the contest.
Entries are invited from youth between the ages of 18 and 25 for the competition, a release said here today.
The short films with a minimum duration of 30 seconds and a maximum of one minute should be in English or Malayalam and may be made in digital camera, camcorder, handycam or mobile camera.
Both individuals and groups can participate, it said adding that they may be made in one of the themes including 'raise tobacco taxes', 'enforce tobacco control laws', 'tobacco and health' and 'tobacco and youth'.
The last date for submitting entries is May 10 and only the first 100 entries, received before the deadline, will be considered for evaluation, it said.