Medical students, teachers and other healthcare providers visit classes to present the 45-minute interactive curriculum that focuses on the short-term, image-based consequences of tobacco use and how to think critically about tobacco advertising. At the conclusion of the presentation, students are encouraged to create posters that reaffirm the positive Tar Wars® message. One poster from each classroom is sent to the NAFP Foundation, where the NAFP members vote to select a statewide winner. That winning poster is submitted into the Tar Wars National Poster Contest. The ultimate goal is to discourage tobacco use among the nation's youth through an interactive format, community involvement and education. For more information, visit the Tar Wars® section on the AAFP website.
2019-2020 Poster Contest & 2020-2021 Poster Contest
Every year the NAFP Foundation Sponsors a poster contest. This contest is for 4th and 5th grade students to enter by creating an anti-tobacco poster.
The poster contest for 2019-2020 has been postponed and the winning posters will be voted on by members at the Fall 72nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly on October 29-31, 2020 at the Embassy Suites LaVista Conference Center & Hotel.
The poster contest for 2020-2021 will be in conjunction with the 73rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly on March 25-27, 2021 where members will vote for the winning posters at the Embassy Suites LaVista Conference Center & Hotel.
There are CASH prizes for the winners:
- 1st place: $500.00
- 2nd place: $100.00
- 3rd place: $50.00
Please follow the specific directions of the poster contest, which can be found below, as well as the permission slip forms for parents & teachers to fill out.
2018-2019 Poster Contest
Submitted by Bodie Hochstein from Holy Trinity Catholic in Hartington, NE.
Submitted by by Kighter Wortmann from Holy Trinity Catholic in Hartington, NE.
Submitted by Ryan Lammers from West Catholic Elementary School in Fordyce, NE.
Congratulations to our winners!