Robbinsdale Area Schools

Escape the Vape video challenge

Escape the Vape video challenge

The Escape the Vape video challenge, a youth vaping prevention video contest, is back for 2023, and students in Robbinsdale Area Schools are invited to participate. 

Minnesota middle and high school students are invited to create and submit a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) video to educate their peers on the dangers of e-cigarette use, also known as vaping. Submissions will be entered into a competition for cash prizes for both students and their schools. 

The objective of this video contest is to engage youth to use their voices and inform their peers about the dangers of vaping. Last year, students in middle and high school submitted 160 PSA videos. This year, there is more swag and more cash prizes for students and schools who participate. 

Escape the Vape is a collaboration among a broad group of Minnesota organizations who are working to reduce youth e-cigarette use. Learn more about the Escape the Vape video challenge and submit your video at

Key Contest Dates

  • Feb. 1, 2023 – video submission opens
    • Students will have the month of February to finalize and submit their videos 
  • Feb. 28 – Video submission deadline
  • March 24 – finalists announced
  • March 24 - April 6 – public voting
  • April 7 – winners announced