Poster Contest Details

National Contest Prizes

The Tar Wars National Conference concludes with a festive awards ceremony, during which the national winners are announced. Placements include special recognition, honorable mention for fifth through tenth place, and first through fourth place. All state winners in attendance receive a prize packet that includes a certificate of appreciation, a ribbon, a color copy of their poster, and a special gift.

The national contest prizes for the top three posters are as follows:

  • First Place - $1500
  • Second Place - $250
  • Third Place - $175

AAFP Tar Wars National Poster Contest Criteria and Judging

View the contest criteria and judging(2 page PDF) for the AAFP Tar Wars Poster Contest.

State Poster Contest Winners

Each state poster contest winner and his or her family is eligible to attend the annual Tar Wars National Conference, sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians. This event is held each year in the summer. Tar Wars National Conference celebrates youth, creativity, and being tobacco-free, and is jam-packed with fun, excitement and learning opportunities for the entire family.


If you have questions about the poster contest, please contact AAFP Tar Wars staff at 800-TAR-WARS (800-827-9277) or