EndDD.org Announces the Winners of the 2017 Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Distracted Driving Video and Meme Contest

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More than 500 students from 18 states submit group and individual videos, memes and GIFs to share important messages about distracted driving

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The results have shown not only the outstanding breadth of creativity this generation has to offer, but also the seriousness with which teens take the dangers of distracted driving.

End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) National Distracted Driving Video and Meme Contest. The awe-inspiring number of entries and their powerful messages have proven that teens truly have the power to keep their friends safe through caring, speaking up and creating positive peer pressure.

Students from 18 states submitted more than 170 individual entries. Many of the projects submitted were created as a group effort, tallying the total number of student participants to more than 500.

“We’re so grateful for all the students who submitted videos, memes and GIFs to share important messages about distracted driving,” said EndDD.org Founder Joel Feldman. “The results have shown not only the outstanding breadth of creativity this generation has to offer, but also the seriousness with which teens take the dangers of distracted driving.”

“Our network at SADD really showed up for this contest and we are so happy to be part of an initiative that can truly change teen driver behavior for good,” said Dawn Teixeira, President and CEO of SADD.

The first, second, and third place winners for the video category are as follows:

First Place (Video Category): "Think of Others. Don't Text & Drive."
Inspired by real stories of survivors who drove distracted and got their friends killed.

Second Place (Video Category): "Was It Worth It?"
Inspired as a first-year SADD Chapter to find an issue prevalent to the teenage population and specifically to their high school.

Third Place (Video Category): "What's in Front of You.”
Inspired by people who know the victim of a fatal accident and the sadness it brings to those around them.

The first, second, and third place winners for the meme/GIF category are the following:

First Place (Meme/GIF Category): “JustDrive”

Second Place (Video/GIF Category): “Busted”

Third Place (Video/GIF Category): “Ruff Time”

First-place winners will be awarded $5,000 and four tickets (per winning group) to the 2017 concert of their choice, compliments of RD Music. Second-place finishers will receive $2,500, and third-place winners in each category will receive $1,000.

“The creativity and dedication to traffic safety seen in these projects was inspiring,” said Jonathan Adkins, Executive Director of GHSA. “We are delighted to be a part of this contest and confident that this peer-to-peer approach will encourage youth to make safe choices behind the wheel.”

EndDD.org created the video and meme contest in partnership with the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Anapol Weiss.

About End Distracted Driving
End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) aims to preserve life and promote safety on a large scale through advocacy, education, and action. EndDD.org arranges speakers to visit schools, community groups and the workplace to talk about the dangers of distracted driving and steps to improve driver safety. Visit EndDD.org for more information.

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