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Video contest for Idaho teens

Raise your voice about the dangers of vaping and win big cash prizes!

If you're from Idaho and are 13-18 years old, enter the KNOW Vape video contest to expose the shadowy commercial tobacco marketing tactics behind vaping, the known and unknown health effects, the misinformation about vaping and how addictive and harmful vaping can be for teens. Just create and upload your 90-second vape-bashing masterpiece, and you could win a portion of the more than $10,000 in prize money being awarded.

Submissions for the 2024 KNOW VAPE Teen Video Contest are currently CLOSED! 

Stay tuned for future contests. 

Get Started: Guidelines and Rules

Before you begin creating your incredible video, you'll need to know the rules and guidelines for the contest and learn what our judges will be looking for.

First things first, make sure you:

Remember these important must-haves:

  • Videos must be anti-vape related (for example: the dangers of teen vaping on health, vaping prevention or how to quit vaping)
  • You must be 13-18 years old to enter the contest as individuals or teams
  • Videos cannot be longer than 90 seconds
  • You must complete an entry form and obtain parental or guardian consent
  • Videos are judged on accuracy, creativity, production and overall impact
  • Upload your video to YouTube as unlisted. Share your YouTube unlisted link in your entry form. Warning: don't mark your video as private or we won't be able to watch it!
Vape Effects


As a teen, your brain is still developing, making you more vulnerable to nicotine addiction.

Most vapes contain nicotine! Nicotine changes the way your brain works and it is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE! Vapes expose you to cancer-causing chemicals and metals (like nickel, lead, chromium, tin and aluminum) known to be toxic to lungs. Some users may also experience coughing and wheezing, nausea, vomiting, headache and dizziness.

Got more questions? Get answers from trusted sources:

Get Tips: Resources and Websites


Check out TIPS to learn about research, writing processes, tone, music and more!

To get even more help to create an amazing video, follow the links below to these excellent and trusted sources:

Prizes! $2000 Top Prize





One grand prize each for middle and high school winner; multiple prizes awarded in other categories. In 2024, 21 students won prizes. 



Friends of Idaho Public Television
Idaho Millennium Fund
Idaho's Health Districts