TFND Now Taking Submissions for Third Annual Video Essay Scholarship Contest

Tobacco Free North Dakota Holds Video Essay Scholarship Contest

TFND announces the third annual Video Essay Scholarship Contest for all ND high school seniors.

TFND is a statewide non-profit that advocates for policies to prevent youth initiation to tobacco and nicotine products with the goal of creating North Dakota’s first tobacco free generation.

North Dakota high school seniors will have the opportunity to compete for a $1000 college scholarship. To participate students must submit a 1-3 minute video based on topics chosen by TFND. The contest is open to all high school seniors.

This year’s topics are:

  • Raising the Price of Tobacco to Prevent Youth/Young Adult Use
  • The Dangers of JUUL and/or Vaping
  • Why I stay Tobacco/Nicotine/Vape Free!
  • North Dakota has one of the BEST smoke-free air laws in the country! Let’s keep it that way.

TFND will take in video entries till the submission deadline which is 11:59pm on March 27, 2020. A committee will select the top five videos, which will then be displayed at and voted on by the public March 30-April 12, 2020. The winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship! TFND will present the prize and take photos with the winner prior to April 30, 2020 if possible.

Full details can be found in the Video Essay Scholarship forms attached to this release, along with TFND’s website.

If you have any questions or concerns, email Andrew Horn, TFND’s Coalition Program Director, at

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A link to all necessary forms and information: 2020 Video Essay Scholarship Press Packet

The mission of Tobacco Free North Dakota is to improve and protect the public health of all North Dakotans by reducing the serious health and economic consequences of tobacco use, the state’s number one cause of preventable disease and death.