Never Out of Style
Sydney Apperson (NV)
An exciting contest to encourage drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and e-scooter riders to be alert and safe when sharing the road.
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.
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.
- 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)
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 partner 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
Newsome High School
"Don't Stay Silent"