Your SADD chapter is working hard to make a difference. Wouldn’t it be great to earn some money at the same time? There are always contests available that your chapter can enter and have a chance to win prizes that include thousands of dollars! See below for the possibilities, and remember – your chance of winning is usually a lot better than you think!
Seat Belts Save Contest – Deadline October 6, 2015
NOYS’s Seat Belts Save contest returns for the fall. Register by October 6, and then hold a seat belt education program (SADD’s new Rock the Belt campaign is a perfect choice!). You could win cash prizes or a trip to a national conference. To learn more, visit seatbeltssave.org.
Celebrate My Drive Contest – Deadline October 25, 2015
Celebrate My Drive, State Farm’s teen safe driving contest, returns with some changes. Schools enter the contest between October 12 and 25. School administrators should share a photo or short video along with a description of their teen safe driving efforts. Of the entries, 100 schools will be chosen to compete in online voting in November for 22 $100,000 prizes ($20,000 of which must be spent on teen traffic safety programs). Find all the details at celebratemydrive.com.
#drivingskills101: Follow Our Lead PSA Contest – Deadline November 6, 2015
Does your chapter want to win $2500? Have your very own Public Service Announcement (PSA) professionally produced? You're in luck! SADD National has partnered with The National Road Safety Foundation for our fourth #drivingskills101 contest called Follow Our Lead, focusing on the dangers of tailgating! Here’s how it works: submit a storyboard explaining your PSA idea. The top 10 finalists will receive $250, and the grand prize winner will win $2,500! To learn more, click here.
The National Road Safety Foundation Drive2Life PSA Contest – Deadline February 19, 2016
We all know distracted driving is a big problem, but how about distracted walking? Distracted pedestrians are putting themselves at risk every day. Create a PSA to educate your peers and you could win $1,000, a trip to New York, and have your PSA professionally produced! Teachers, you can also find lesson plans around distracted walking. For more information and to enter, click here.
Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge – Deadline March 7, 2016
Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving and you could win $15,000, or one of 14 other prizes! Click here to learn more and enter.
Besides contests, there are always grants available for your chapter to apply for to help fund your efforts. Usually, these grants require you to hold activities around a particular topic. Here are a couple of good places to research possible grants for your chapter:
Each year, YSA gives away $1 million in grants to youth groups like SADD chapters who take on service projects. There are a wide variety of grants with deadlines throughout the year, so check back frequently to see what’s new. Enter “SADD” in the “Partner Code” field of the application, and you’ll get a priority review!
Check out Do Something for grants to fund service projects on a variety of topics, or for cool campaigns your chapter can take on, like Teens for Jeans.
Check back in the fall for more awards your chapter can apply for!