"Don't Stay Silent"
Newsome High School
An exciting PSA contest for teens to show the dangers of drunk and drugged driving.
Send us your idea for a 30-second PSA about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving.
One Grand Prize student winner will receive $1,000 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. Four runner-up students will receive $500 each. And the teacher of each student winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card!
It is illegal in the U.S. to drive while impaired. (CDC).
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. In 2017, six teens aged 16–19 died every day due to motor vehicle crashes, and hundreds were injured. (CDC)
Nearly 30 people die each day in drunk driving crashes in the U.S. That’s one person every 50 minutes. (NHSTA)
In 2016, approximately 20% of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes had been drinking. (NHSTA)
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.
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 new partners Young Minds Inspired (YMI)
Bethany Brown, Cave Creek, AZ
"There are No Re-dos in Life"
Runners-up – Joanna Solis, William Cherry, Paige Creswell, Michelle Emanuele
"Just Because You Can"
Runners-up - Christopher Litrenta, Conor Joyce, Michelle Tansey, Stephanie Miller
Runners-up – Lila MacDonald, Annika Reitanga, Alexandra Miranda, Catlin Cooper
"Don’t Order Your Death"
Runners-up Grades 6-8 – Emily Recinos, Gabrielle Sexton
Runners-up Grades 9-12 – Anna Carmoli, Brianna Evans
"Would You Ever?"
Runners-up Grades 6-8 – Max Abramson, Divya Sunderam
Runners-up Grades 9-12 – Elizabeth Westfall, Eric Denicola
"Distractions CanBe Deadly"
Runners-up Grades 6-8 – Maya Federle, Robert Gieseman
Runners-up Grades 9-12 – Bryce Yanni, Danielle Campagna
"Just Look Up"
Runners-up Grades 6-8 – Abby Williams, Ava Cochran
Runners-up Grades 9-12 – Luis Pereira, Marcus Burgos
"Cars Aren’t Toys"
Runners-up Grades 6-8 - Salada Alderman, Nicole Waters
Runners-up Grades 9-12 - Megan Casey, Sarah Stanley
"Not Worth theRisk"
Madison Henry, Melbourne, FL