Innovation in Tobacco Control: Education, Advocacy, and Treatment

ATTUD Video Contest


The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) is an organization of nicotine/tobacco treatment professionals dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the nicotine/tobacco user. In observation of 2022 World No Tobacco Day (WNTD, 2022), ATTUD is inviting video entries for a contest to highlight innovative practices in treatment of tobacco use and dependency, treatment provider education, or tobacco control advocacy. The winning videos will be retained by ATTUD and displayed on the ATTUD website and other platforms to promote innovative practices among tobacco control professionals internationally. 

Contest Guidelines

Video entries should contain previously unpublished, original content and be the sole property of the entrant(s). The video should describe an evidence-based, innovative practice in tobacco treatment, treatment provider education, or tobacco control advocacy. The audience for video entries should be tobacco treatment professionals, tobacco control advocates, and/or educators. The video may be in the form of a public service announcement or practitioner description that may include, for example, professional or client interviews/testimonials. Videos must be submitted in YouTube format. For directions on how to upload a video to YouTube, please click here. Videos must be in English or include translation into English. 

If you are recording your video in a language other than English, you must include an English translation. Directions for inserting English translations for videos on YouTube can be found here: How to insert subtitles and captions. You will need to first convert your video to YouTube format before adding the subtitles.

The copyright for the video is retained by the entrant(s), but by entering the contest, entrant(s) agree to allow ATTUD rights to display content on the ATTUD website, Facebook page, YouTube channel (in a public playlist) and other public or private platforms without restriction. 

Video entries will be judged by a panel consisting of ATTUD communication and international committee members. A first-place prize ($500 USD and a one-year ATTUD membership) and second place prize ($250 USD and a one-year ATTUD membership) will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Content reflects current evidence in tobacco treatment, treatment provider education, or tobacco control advocacy (40%)
  • Content demonstrates innovation in tobacco treatment, treatment provider education, or tobacco control advocacy (40%)
  • Quality of presentation (20%)

Winning entries will be displayed on the ATTUD website, the ATTUD YouTube channel, and other public platforms to promote WNTD and international reach for ATTUD membership. Only one entry per person or team will be accepted, and entries must be unpublished material that is the sole property of the entrant. Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.


The contest is open to tobacco treatment professionals, educators, and policy advocates including treatment program teams and organizations.

Entrant Requirements

All entrants must:
  • Certify that all content in the video is original and belongs to the entrants.
  • Obtain permission from all individuals who are interviewed for the video
  • Obtain permission to use any location that is shown in the video.
  • Ensure that all submission information (e.g., names and signatures on the Photo/Video Release Form and location of place that is the entry focus site) are accurate.
  • Provide complete contact information by which the entrant(s) can be reached.
  • Serve as point of contact for the ATTUD/WNTD contest judges.

Video Submission Guidelines 

  • Videos must be at least 30 seconds and not exceed 90 seconds in duration.
  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube as a public video. Instructions for uploading to YouTube can be found here.
  • Entrants should submit all contest materials to the ATTUD video contest web page. These materials include:
    • Entrant(s) contact information
    • YouTube video link
    • Video release form

Contest Timeline

Entries must be uploaded to the ATTUD website by 5pm Eastern Standard Time, May 1, 2022, and winners will be announced on May 31, 2022. Winning videos will be displayed on the ATTUD website and other tobacco control platforms on WNTD, May 31, 2022.

For a blank Photo/Video Release form, please click here

For questions, email Karma Bryan, Communication Chair Contest email 

To submit your video and waiver, please click here.