Each year, Counter Tools hosts a Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing Photo Contest through our project CounterTobacco.org to capture the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics in the retail environment. With safety in mind, this fall we decided to postpone the contest. But the tobacco industry hasn’t taken a break during the pandemic – they’ve just used this as one more opportunity to exploit to market their deadly products. We’re re-launching the contest today with a range of safe ways to participate.

From May 17th – June 14th, you can help document and expose the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics at the point of sale… AND win bragging rights and some sweet CounterTobacco.org swag in the process! These images are crucial for educating the public and furthering the success of state and local tobacco control efforts that seek to reduce tobacco industry influence in the retail environment.

You don’t even have to go into a store to participate! This year we have a whole category dedicated to the tobacco advertisements that often blanket the exterior of tobacco retailers. We know many of you have some great photos you’ve taken during store assessments or other visits to stores in the past – you can enter those, too!

Find all details – including categories, rules, and FAQs – and enter your photos here: https://countertobacco.org/media-gallery/photo-contest/


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