Involve your school in Critics’ Choice

Critics’ Choice 2016 winner – Christmas Island District High School

The Critic’s Choice is an initiative coordinated annually by the Australian Network on Young People and Tobacco (ANYPAT) as part of a strategy to reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking among young people.

Critics’ Choice is a free online smoking prevention resource for upper primary and lower secondary schools. Students are encouraged to watch a selection of anti-smoking advertisements from around the world and vote for their favourite, including the one most likely to prevent them from taking up smoking or encouraging them to quit.

In 2016, over 34 West Australian schools participated in Critics Choice, and ACOSH received more than 650 student votes. The votes for most popular advertisement were very close with “Killers” produced by the Utah Department of Health taking out first place with an eight vote margin. Christmas Island District High School was the winning school in the 2016 Critics’ Choice competition, receiving a $500 voucher.