The 2021 End Distracted Driving Video and Meme Contest is NOW OPEN!
Teens have the power to influence other teens in many positive ways, including safe driving. Distracted driving is now believed to be involved in more than 50% of serious teen crashes. So what can YOU do to keep yourself and your peers safe from distracted driving crashes? Take your energy, enthusiasm and imagination to create life-saving messages that will resonate with your peers to make distracted driving socially unacceptable.
How Do You Enter?
The 2021 contest is open April 1st through April 30th. Students from SADD affiliated high schools and colleges are eligible to submit videos up to 1 minute in length, or memes/GIFs (less than 10 seconds) that focus on the topics set forth below. The contest includes elementary and middle school students, who may submit memes or Gifs. Separate prizes will be awarded for college and high school student videos and memes, and middle school and elementary school memes as set forth below.
What Issues Should You Focus On?
The following are suggested issues that can be explored for contest submissions. One of the judging criteria will be the extent to which the suggested issues are referenced, utilized or incorporated into submissions. It is not likely that students who submit entries that are not responsive will be considered for the 1st place prizes. Where studies or surveys are cited students may, but are not required, to refer to those studies or surveys.
- Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted
- Respectful drivers don’t drive distracted
- Distracted drivers can’t be defensive drivers
There will be three winners for the video contest and five winners for the meme/GIF contest. Prizes for each are listed below.
High School (9 - 12 grade) and College Entries
Video Contest Prizes
- First Place – $5,000 AND $500 will be donated in the name of the winning students to a non-profit organization (IRS 501c3) chosen by the winning student/team.
- Second Place – $2,500
- Third Place – $1,000
Meme/GIF Contest Prize
- First Place – $2,500 AND $500 will be donated in the name of the winning students to a non-profit organization (IRS 501c3) chosen by the winning student/team.
- Second Place – $1,000
- Third Place – $500
Middle School Entries
- One First Place Prize for Middle School-age entries (6th – 8th grade) – $250
Elementary School Entries
- One First Place Prize for Elementary-age entries (Kindergarten-5th grade) – Amazon gift card for $100
For official rules and to enter your submissions, click here.