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Status: In progress

The project

The City received funding to undertake a project to engage with young people on a range of issues on smoking and vaping.

Kids live, learn and play in places the City of Greater Bendigo looks after, so in 2021, we asked school and pre-school children across Greater Bendigo to participate in a co-design process to audit their neighbourhoods in relation to the positive and negative influences on healthy eating, physical activity and social connection.

This was followed by a forum involving 30 students (grade 4-6). The responses received from the online engagement and forum, prioritised non-smoking as an area children wanted greater action on.

Next the City had an opportunity for young people to enter a competition to go into the draw to win prizes. Winners will be announced on December 7, 2023. Please follow the project for updates.

The competition


The City of Greater Bendigo, Sports Focus, and Bendigo Community Health Services would like your help to design a 'Vape and Smoke Free' campaign!

The competition is open to those aged 9 - 18 years old.

The focus of your entry could include:

  • The harms of vaping and smoking
  • The benefits of quitting
  • Smoke and vape free areas.

Videos need to be loaded to YouTube or Vimeo and the link of the video submitted as your entry. Our team will review your entry and post it to the page soon.

Winners announced December 7, 2023

Entries can be made as an individual, a class/team, or a school or club.

You can enter from any, or all of the following options:

  • Film a short video

  • Design a poster

  • Come up with a catchy slogan

Prizes include


Phone: 1300 002 642

National Relay Service: 133 677 (then quote 1300 002 642)