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The art competition's theme this year is how flavored tobacco impacts the community

The Multnomah County Public Health department has opened itsPHOTO BY DUSAN JOVIC ON UNSPLASH - Multnomah County Public Health Youth/Young Adult Art Contest's theme this year is how flavored tabacco affects the community. Youth/Young Adult Art Contest, where county youth can send in their art to win up to $1,000.

The competition has two age categories, 12-18 years old and 19-25 years old. In each age category a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and five runners-up will be selected. First place will receive $1,000, 2nd place is $300, 3rd place is $200 and the five runners-up will receive $100.

The theme of the competition this year is how flavored tobacco affects the community. Submissions will be accepted on an online form here.

The contest ends at 11:59 pm on Friday, Jan. 21. Winners will be announced in mid-January. Submissions should be from youth and young adults between 12-25 years of age that either live, go to school or work in Multnomah County. Winners will be announced through a public recognition as well as by email to all who sent in a piece of art.

Any type of art is accepted including:

• Memes

• Paintings

• Spoken word

• Digital art

• Written or spoken story

• Social media-style post or skit

• Graffiti/mural art

• Crafts

• Songs

• Poetry

Submissions should discuss how flavored tobacco influences the artist's world. Either from personal experience, friend groups, family members or their community. Submissions should also include one or two facts about flavored tobacco, which they can learn more about on the department's website.

Contestants must submit a media release form to participate in this contest. If the contestant is under 18, their parent/guardian must sign off on the release form. Forms are found toward the bottom of the submission form.

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