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See the winning PSAs for this year’s contest below!

An exciting contest to encourage drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and e-scooter riders to be alert and safe when sharing the road.

Challenge

Students must write a script for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) video to encourage drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and e-scooter riders to share the road safely.

Prize

One Grand Prize student winner will receive $2,000 and the chance to produce his or her PSA with an Emmy Award-winning producer. Plus, the winner and his or her PSA will be featured on Teen Kids News! See the Prizes section below for more details.

Why

- A pedestrian was killed every 85 minutes in a traffic crash in 2019. (NHTSA)

- Most pedestrian crashes happen away from intersections and in darkness. This reflects the importance of pedestrian visibility and infrastructure that promotes safe crossings. (GHSA)

- Bicycling deaths occur more often in urban areas then rural areas, and away from an intersection. Fatality rates are six times higher for males than females. (NHTSA)

How

Download, photocopy, and distribute the reproducible activity sheets to the right, to all students, or share the PDFs through your school’s digital platform if you’re connecting with students remotely. Prepare the materials for each activity and preview videos in advance. Distribute the family letter as well to help parents continue the conversation at home.

Deadline for entries is March 21, 2022

For information, entry form, prize details and complete rules, see the links to the right. No videos or group entries will be accepted. No purchase is necessary and the contest is void where prohibited.

This contest is co-sponsored by our partner Young Minds Inspired (YMI)

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Past Winners
2010
Winner

Bethany Brown, Cave Creek, AZ

"There are No Re-dos in Life"

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2011
Winner

Lauren Daniel

"Not Funny"

Runners-up – Joanna Solis, William Cherry, Paige Creswell, Michelle Emanuele 

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2012
Winner

Rebecca Rapin

"Just Because You Can"

Runners-up - Christopher Litrenta, Conor Joyce, Michelle Tansey, Stephanie Miller

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2013
Winner

Olivia Yavorek

"Safety Signs"

Runners-up – Lila MacDonald, Annika Reitanga, Alexandra Miranda, Catlin Cooper

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2014
Winner

Emily Mochel

"Don’t Order Your Death"

Runners-up Grades 6-8 – Emily Recinos, Gabrielle Sexton 
Runners-up Grades 9-12 – Anna Carmoli, Brianna Evans 

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2015
Winner

Julia Hukki

"Would You Ever?"

Runners-up Grades 6-8 – Max Abramson, Divya Sunderam 
Runners-up Grades 9-12 – Elizabeth Westfall, Eric Denicola 

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2016
Winner

Jake Lundell

"Distractions CanBe Deadly"

Runners-up Grades 6-8 – Maya Federle, Robert Gieseman 
Runners-up Grades 9-12 – Bryce Yanni, Danielle Campagna 

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2017
Winner

Max Finch

"Just Look Up"

Runners-up Grades 6-8 – Abby Williams, Ava Cochran 
Runners-up Grades 9-12 – Luis Pereira, Marcus Burgos 

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2018
Winner

Pavel Karabelov

"Cars Aren’t Toys"

Runners-up Grades 6-8 - Salada Alderman, Nicole Waters 
Runners-up Grades 9-12 - Megan Casey, Sarah Stanley 

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2019
Winner

Etame Kandy

"Not Worth theRisk"

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2021
Winner

Lauren Gonzalez
Lithia, FL
Newsome High School

"Don't Stay Silent"

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