Teens must be part of the solution to reduce distracted driving crashes, and this contest allows our youth leaders to do just that.
PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) February 20, 2018
The submission deadline is quickly approaching for End Distracted Driving’s (EndDD.org) second annual “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted” Video/Meme/GIF contest in partnership with Anapol Weiss and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). All entries must be submitted by Friday, March 9, 2018.
In addition to entries from high school and college students, the 2018 contest will accept distracted driving awareness videos, memes, and GIFs from elementary and middle school students from schools with SADD chapters. Winners will be announced in April 2018 as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
For more information about the 2018 contest rules and details, visit https://www.enddd.org/2nd-annual-video-contest/.
"SADD is honored to work with EndDD.org and Anapol Weiss to spread the word on this public health crisis,” said Rick Birt, Acting CEO of SADD. “Teens must be part of the solution to reduce distracted driving crashes, and this contest allows our youth leaders to do just that."
Entries will be divided into three divisions: high school and college, middle school, and elementary school students. Contest winners will receive the following prizes.
High School (9th to 12th Grade) and College Entries
Video Contest Prizes
- First Place: $5,000 and four tickets (three students and one adult) to a 2018 Taylor Swift concert
- Second Place: $2,500
- Third Place: $1,000
Meme/GIF Contest Prizes
- First Place: $2,500 and four tickets (three students and one adult) to a 2018 Taylor Swift concert
- Second Place: $1,000
- Third Place: $500
Middle School (6th to 8th Grade) Entries
- One First Place Prize: $250
Elementary School (Kindergarten to 5th Grade) Entries
- One First Place Prize: $100 Amazon gift card
Last year, the highly publicized “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted” Video/Meme/GIF contest was a huge success. EndDD.org received approximately 170 entries from students in 18 different states. Many of the projects submitted were created as a group effort, tallying the number of student participants to more than 500.
“We often hear traffic safety advocates talk about changing our culture so distracted driving is not socially acceptable,” said EndDD.org founder Joel Feldman. “Young people must begin that process. We need messages crafted by students that will resonate with students. This contest empowers kids and teens to change the way all of us look at distracted driving.”
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.