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!
Act Out Loud Contest – Deadline March 1, 2014
Act Out Loud is back for another year! Commit to hold a safe driving rally at your school in April or May next year, and you’ll receive $300 and a free toolkit stuffed with promotional items. Complete simple tasks along the way, like submitting a poster and t-shirt design, and your chapter can earn up to $600 total – just for participating in the contest! Registration is open now at actoutloud.org – make sure to choose SADD in the “National Organization Your Team Represents” field!
Ashley’s Dream Scholarship Contest – Deadline March 31, 2014
The Foundation for Ashley’s Dream offers a contest for high school seniors. Come up with a creative idea to reduce drunk driving, and explain your idea in a 2-3 minute video. If you’re selected, you’ll receive $1,000 to put your idea into action, followed by a $2,000 college scholarship! For more information, visit ashleysdream.org.
Project Yellow Light scholarship contest – Deadline April 1, 2014
Create a 25 or 55 second video convincing your friends not to text and drive and you’ll have a chance at a $5,000 college scholarship and your video will be turned into an Ad Council PSA and distributed to more than 1,600 TV stations nationwide! The contest is open to high school seniors and current college students, with prizes for each. For more information, see projectyellowlight.com.
Create Real Impact Contest – Deadline April 18, 2014
Impact Teen Drivers presents this contest, which challenges high school and college students to submit a video, essay, music composition, or artwork to help solve the problem of reckless and distracted driving. Prizes of $1,500 are awarded in each category based on both a panel of judges and online voting. For more information, visit createrealimpact.com.
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.
SADD College Scholarship – Deadline April 18, 2014
SADD is proud to offer seven $500 scholarships to SADD students entering their freshman year of college in the fall. For more information, click here.
Best of SADD Awards—Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014
At the 2014 SADD National Conference in Washington, D.C. this June, SADD will recognize the stellar work of some of its most outstanding contributors, chosen from nominations made by SADD representatives across the country. SADD National will present the Best of SADD Awards in three categories: Activity of the Year, Advisor of the Year, and Chapter of the Year. Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014. Click here for more information.