2012 Georgia Tar Wars Poster Winner Makenzie Reeves (R) of Augusta is honored by US Senator Johnny Isakson(L) for her efforts in the National Tar Wars Poster Competition held July 16-17 in Washington DC.
More than 50 posters were received from throughout Georgia for the 2012 Tar Wars poster competition. Makenzie Reeves, a 5th grader from Augusta, Georgia submitted the winning poster encouraging her peers to "Choose the Right Path" and lead a tobacco free life. Makenzie and her grandmother Jacqueline Reeves traveled to the National Tar Wars Conference in Washington, DC July 16-17, 2012 to compete in the national Tar Wars poster competition where Makenzie was honored with a certificate of recognition.
Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program created in 1988 by the American Academy of Family Physicians for fourth- and fifth-grade students. The program is designed to teach kids about the short-term, image-based consequences of tobacco use, the cost associated with using tobacco products and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth. In Georgia, the Tar Wars program is administered by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.
Tar Wars Presenters Needed
Children eagerly await these presentations in classrooms throughout our state
Do you have a child or grandchild in elementary school?
If so, why not present the Tar Wars program at their school? The Foundation of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians needs additional presenters to help spread the tobacco-free Tar Wars message to fourth- and fifth-grade students in all corners of Georgia.
Currently, we do not have enough family physicians, residents and medical students on board to present the Tar Wars program this school year to children in Georgia. Please help us spread the tobacco-free Tar Wars message to youth in your community by volunteering just half day of your time during the upcoming school year.
Presenting Tar Wars is easy – and fun. We’ll mail a Tar Wars classroom kit to your school so that everything will be there when you arrive. The kit contains all the materials and handouts you’ll need for the presentation, including free poster board and crayons to help students create posters.
To learn more about presentation training, complete the form below or contact Kara Sinkule directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 392-3841. Simply send us the name of your chosen school along with preferred dates for you to present, and we’ll do the rest. If you don’t have a school in mind, we’ll pair you up with one in your community.
Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program created by the American Academy of Family Physicians for fourth- and fifth-grade students. The program is designed to teach kids about the short-term, image-based consequences of tobacco use, the cost associated with using tobacco products and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth.
______ Yes, I would like to present Tar Wars to students in my community.
Fax to GAFP Office - Attn: Kara Sinkule (404) 321-7450 or email email@example.com.
Are you ready to join in the fight against tobacco?
Become a Tar Wars Presenter Today!
State Poster Contest: All fourth and fifth graders are eligible to participate in the state poster contest. Posters must be original and emphasize the positive aspects of not smoking. Georgia is proud to have had national winners in the top ten finalists in recent years.
Deadline for the GA State Poster contest - March 30, 2013
The deadline for the Georgia poster contest is March 30, 2013. Posters must arrive in the GAFP/ Georgia Healthy Family Alliance office by that date. State entries will be judged in mid to late April. Winners will be notified in the beginning of May.
Questions? Call GA Tar Wars Coordinator Kara Sinkule at 800-392-3841.
Note: All posters submitted becomes the property of the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance
Georgia Healthy Family Alliance
Attn: Tar Wars Poster Contest,
3760 LaVista Rd., Suite 100
Tucker, GA 30084