They are creative thinkers who are clearly passionate about protecting themselves and the people they care about by promoting safe, distraction-free driving.
PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) October 16, 2020
End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) is delighted to have selected the winners of the fourth annual National Distracted Driving Video and Meme Contest, announced in coordination with Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Students from Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) affiliated high schools and middle schools submitted memes, videos up to one minute in length, and GIFs of less than 10 seconds. Eligible submissions focused on one of the following topics: Friends don’t let friends drive distracted, Respectful drivers don’t drive distracted, or Distracted drivers can’t be defensive drivers. The 2020 contest included a total of more than $13,000 in prizes.
“The 198 entries submitted this year exemplify how young people are truly the answer to ending the distracted driving epidemic in our country,” said Joel Feldman, EndDD.org co-founder and partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Anapol Weiss. “They are creative thinkers who are clearly passionate about protecting themselves and the people they care about by promoting safe, distraction-free driving.”
The winners of the 2020 National Distracted Driving Video and Meme Contest are as follows.
- First Place: 30 Seconds, Hannah Brumfield, Kasson-Mantorville High School, Kasson, MN
- Second Place: Distracted Driving, Grace Boczar, Plymouth High School, Canton, MI
- Third Place: Long Lights Are a Driver’s Worst Enemy, Samantha Makishima, Alameda High School, Alameda, CA
Middle School Meme Category
- First Place: You think it’s safe to text and drive?
- Second Place: Before I text and drive, I ask myself, would an idiot do that?
High School Meme Category
- First Place: When I see the driver of the car next to me pick up their phone
- Second Place: When you meet a driver who never drives distracted
- Third Place: Hello, my name is Indigo Montoya. Put down your phone. Prepare to drive.
Visit enddd.org to view the winning videos and memes.
The 2020 contest was co-sponsored by EndDD.org, SADD, and Lear Corporation. SADD, formerly Students Against Driving Drunk, is an organization that aims to prevent accidents from students due to potentially destructive decisions. SADD’s network of student-run chapters in schools and communities are focused on peer-to-peer education. Lear Corporation has spearheaded a distracted driving awareness campaign since 2017 among its employees and suppliers and to thousands of students at high schools and colleges nationwide. Lear Corporation has also hosted Feldman to give EndDD.org presentations at its headquarters.
Judging the competition this year were Robert Redden, Vice President of Distribution Strategies and Insurance Learning Services for Selective Insurance, Dawn Timmeney of Fox Philadelphia, and Elizabeth Christie of Lear Corporation.
“We would not have as much success with this contest each year without the support of Lear Corporation and SADD as well as our judges,” Feldman said. “We are grateful for their time and dedication to encouraging safe driving choices.”
Congratulations to the 2020 winners!
End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) was founded by Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson in 2009 as a project of the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation. Casey Feldman, 21, was struck and killed by a distracted driver in July 2009 in Ocean City, NJ. The mission of EndDD.org is to save lives from distracted driving through advocacy, education, and action. Since its inception, EndDD.org has amassed a network of hundreds of volunteer speakers and provided science-based distracted driving presentations to nearly half a million students nationwide.