VIDEO: Tralee Youth Group Needs Your Vote To Win Award

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‘Drag’ is an anti-smoking film by Tralee based ‘Youthforum Alley Youthreach’.

A LOCAL youth group is currently on the look-out for support from the people of Kerry after they recently entered into the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards.

‘Transforum Alley Youthreach’ which is based in Tralee has entered its film project entitled Drag’ (see video below) into the Awards and will rely on public support via online voting to win one of the top awards.

‘Drag’ is promoting the idea of anti-smoking amongst young people and posing the question of ‘Why would you even start?’. The short clip states all the health risks that come with smoking and engages young people to address the issue of smoking in their own communities and encourage their peers not to start smoking.

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 2 in the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield in Dublin where over 41 youth groups from around the country will attend to see their entry showcased on the big screen.

Transforum Alley Youthreach is calling on the public to support its film entry as they compete for the Online Award which is decided by public vote. The group will also compete under various other categories with winners selected by an independent judging panel comprising of people from the entertainment, film and healthcare industries.

“The film entry from Kerry is very strong and effectively conveys some really important messages around the issue of smoking. The youth group has developed these films themselves – from filming, editing and producing to scriptwriting and acting, they have delivered impressive results in the form of film projects which will be showcased at the X-HALE Youth Awards in a few weeks,” said Marie-Louise Neary, Cancer Prevention Officer at the Irish Cancer Society.

The 2015 X-HALE Youth Award entries are now up on the Irish Cancer Society’s website here and can be viewed and voted on from now until the June 26.

The entry with the most ‘views’ online will win the Online Award as well as €200 worth of digital equipment for their youth centre.

Check out their video entry down below.

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