EndDD.org Announces the Winners of the 2017 SADD Distracted Driving Video and Meme Contest
End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 SADD National Distracted Driving Video and Meme Contest. The awe-inspiring number of entries and their powerful messages have proven that teens truly have the power to keep their friends safe through caring, speaking up and creating positive peer pressure.
Students from 18 states submitted more than 170 individual entries. Many of the projects submitted were created as a group effort, tallying the number of student participants to more than 500.
“We’re so grateful for all the students who submitted videos, memes and GIFs to share important messages about distracted driving,” said EndDD.org Founder Joel Feldman. “The results have shown not only the outstanding breadth of creativity this generation has to offer, but also the seriousness with which teens take the dangers of distracted driving.”
“Our network at SADD really showed up for this contest and we are so happy to be part of an initiative that can truly change teen driver behavior for good,” said Dawn Teixeira, President and CEO of SADD.
The first, second, and third place winners for the video category are as follows:
$5,000 First Place (Video Category): Daniel Ortega, ITW David Speer Academy, Chicago, IL, “Think of Others. Don’t Text & Drive”
Inspired by real stories of survivors who drove distracted and got their friends killed.
$2500 Second Place (Video Category): Gunnar Ortlieb, Seymour High School, Seymour, IN – “Was It Worth It?”
Inspired as a first-year SADD Chapter to find an issue prevalent to the teenage population and specifically to their high school.
$1,000 Third Place (Video Category): Noah Ball and Joshua Earl Barrett, Raymour-Peculiar HS, Peculiar, MO – “What’s in Front of You.”
Inspired by people who know the victim of a fatal accident and the sadness it brings to those around them.