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Cash prizes for #YouthandVape contest winners

Winners of the #YouthandVape competition organised by the Health Promotion Centre (HPC) of the Ministry of Health (MoH) received their prizes during a ceremony at the centre yesterday.

The competition was divided into two categories: a short video creation competition and a ‘share and like’ social media competition via the @hpcbrunei Instagram account.

The short video competition ran from July 24 to September 6, while the ‘share and like’ competition was from October 23 to November 6.

Two winners received cash prizes of BND2,000 each for the short video competition. The winners were Matters of Choice with Vape Trap and Syahmi Saifuddien with Codename: No Vape.

Codename: No Vape director Syahmi Saifuddien said, “This is the first time that I’ve won a competition, so it is very special.”

On the video he created with his team of Ahnaf Nafie as gaffer and Waiz Maidi as sound recordist, he said, “I tried my best to find something fresh while sticking to the points that the competitions stated.”

ABOVE & BELOW: Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin and Health Promotion Centre officials present prizes to the short video competition winners; and ‘share and like’ competition winners. PHOTO: JAMES KON

Meanwhile, three winners were selected for the ‘share and like’ competition featuring short videos with the highest number of shares and likes on HPC’s Instagram account where each winner received BND500.

The winners were Haziq Aniq with Sebab Kawan, Aku Merana, Ar-Rijal Min SMALHB with Belia dan Vape and PaciMiyan with Biasa Sudah.

The two winners from the main short video competition will be broadcast on social media @hpcbrunei and at a selected cinema in 2024.

Permanent Secretary at the MoH Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin presented the mock cheques to the winners.

The competition aims to raise public awareness on the negative effects of electronic cigarettes or various types of vape on health, especially among youth.

The MoH emphasised that the use of vape is not an alternative for those who want to reduce or replace the habit of smoking. It is also hoped to be able to encourage vape users to stop using it by getting professional help through the Smoking Cessation Clinic services. – James Kon