Oral Health America (OHA) has launched its 14th annual National Spit Tobacco Project (NSTEP) slogan contest.
Little League Baseball and Softball players between 8 and 14 years old are eligible to enter by creating a compelling 10-word phrase that describes the dangers of spit tobacco. The winner gets an all-expense paid trip to the Little League Baseball World Series and a $500 cash prize. OHA will also make a $500 donation to the player's Little League organization.
"Little League is committed to providing proper health and well-being for children throughout the world," stated Stephen Keener, president and CEO of Little League Baseball and Softball, in a press release. "The NSTEP Slogan Contest is a great way to engage children and their families and educate them on the risks associated with smokeless tobacco."
"Every summer we hear from parents across the country who use the slogan contest as an opportunity to talk to their children about spit tobacco for the first time," stated Beth Truett, president and CEO of OHA, in the release. "All tobacco products are harmful, and we look forward to reaching even more young people with this important message."
This is the first year that participants will be able to submit their slogans online. For more information or to submit a slogan, visit the NSTEP contest website.