Groups Launch Teen Safe Driving Video Contest | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This morning several groups announced a video contest for teens to create a safe driving PSA.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Duval County Public Schools, the Allstate Foundation and the SELF movement have partnered to create the contest.
Winninig individuals or teams of up to four students can win more than $3,000 in scholarships and prizes according to a release. The first-place winner will pick a Duval County public high school to receive a $1,000 grant for a student-focused improvement proejct of the school's choice.
The theme for the video contest is for teens to educate their peers about the dangers of driving impaired or while distracted.
Students interested in participating are to create a 30-60 second video. The students must then submit the video to the SELF Movement's YouTube channel by midnight March 17, 2012.
Voting by the public to determine seven semifinalists will take place from April 7 - 22. Judges will determine three additional semifinalists.
On May 5th the winners will be announced followed up by a red carpet award ceremony later in the month.
The video contest will also serve to raise money for Duval County Public Schools' driver education program. The Allstate Foundation is providing a $10,000 donation for both the video contest and updated driver education material for Duval Schools.