Graphic Design Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners!

The Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project has announced the winners of its "Quit Week" graphic design contest.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Salinas, 23, a senior at Columbia College Chicago, who received top honors for her creative ad. The ad depicts some of the negative health effects that secondhand smoke can have on children, and reads: "Exhaled by parents. Inhaled by children."

Elizabeth Salinas's winning artwork


Elizabeth and Respiratory Health Association President and CEO Joel Africk were interviewed on WCIU's You And Me This Morning to announce her win.

The runner-up is Emily Nava, 18, a freshman at University of Illinois at Chicago. Emily's ad, titled "Reality," depicts one young man exhaling smoke toward another. The tagline reads: "Did you know? Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals."


Emily Nava's second place artwork

The winning artwork will appear on select billboards and transit platforms across Chicago through January 2012. You can view the winning artwork on CBS Outdoor billboard located at the intersection of Ontario St. and LaSalle St., facing south on LaSalle on the east side of the street.

Elizabeth's art was featured on the videoboard at the Bears game last Sunday, and she will also receive a $5,000 scholarship. Emily will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Each winner will also receive an iPad.