April is distracted driving awareness month, and The Champion Firm, P.C. is helping drawing attention to this important safety issue. Unfortunately, young drivers are often the most easily distracted. The team at The Champion Firm, P.C. wants to reach out to these young drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), 10 percent of drivers under the age of 20 that were involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. These distractions can be anything including texting, talking on the phone, fiddling with music, or overly interacting with passengers.
Drivers in their twenties make up 27 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes. This is why instilling education and awareness in drivers from a very early age is important. This is the idea behind The Champion Firm, P.C. Distracted Driving PSA Contest.
If you are a high school or college student, we are asking you to create a Public Service Announcement to spread awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. You can do this alone, with a partner, or with a group of people. Whether you decide to do a solo project or team up with your English class, all submissions are welcome!
To enter, all that you need to do is create a short 2-8 minute video in the form of a Public Service Announcement. This video should inform the viewer of the dangers of distracted driving. This can be through the use of storytelling, statistics, or any other creative ideas you (and your group—if you choose) can come up with! For an example, feel free to watch the PSA created by The Champion Firm, P.C. telling the story of a woman who lost her husband, Frank, in a distracted driving accident.
That is why we are offering an award of $1,000 to the winner and $500 to the runner-up of The Champion Firm, P.C. Distracted Driving PSA Contest. You do not need to be a professional videographer—the winner will be chosen based on the content and potential impact of the video. So gather some friends (or do it alone!), learn about the consequences and outcomes of distracted driving, and let’s spread some awareness.
This contest is open to any high school or college student(s). There are no requirements for a maximum group size. In the event of a group winner, the reward will be split among group members. Read the Instructions and Terms and Conditions for more eligibility information.
To apply, create a short (2-8 minute) Public Service Announcement video on the topic of distracted driving. Upload your video to YouTube.
Fill out the form below and include a link to your video on YouTube.
Submissions were due on March 25, 2016 and are now closed.