Contest Winners Announces the Winners of the 2018 SADD Distracted Driving Video and Meme Contest

End Distracted Driving ( is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 SADD National Distracted Driving Video and Meme Contest. “We’re grateful for the students who submitted videos, memes and GIFs to share important messages about distracted driving,” said Founder Joel Feldman.

The first, second, and third place winners for the video category are as follows:

First Place:

John George, Rome Free Academy, Rome, NY – “On My Way”

In John’s video, “On My Way,” a distracted driver’s friend survives and composes a poem to express her grief.

Second Place:

Meaghan Hutchison, Dothan High School, Dothan AL – “The Road Often Traveled”

In Meaghan’s thought-provoking video, “The Road Often Traveled,” the road is a metaphor for distracted driving.

Third Place:

Hannah Brumfield, Kasson-Mantorville High School, Kasson, MN – “Break the Circle”

Hannah’s video was inspired by real-life distracted driving accidents that happened in her area. “We wanted to state to everyone to break the circle or chain of distracted driving,” she said.

The first, second, and third place winners for the meme/GIF category are the following:

First Place (Meme/GIF Category): Cole Johnson, New Rockford-Sheyenne School, New Rockford, ND – “Yo Girl”

Third Place (Meme/GIF Category): Molli Hurley and Sam Miller, Greensburg Community High School, Greensburg, IN – “Not The Wheels You Wanted”

Second Place (Meme/GIF Category): Jake Williams, Rockford-Sheyenne School, New Rockford, ND – “Expanding Brain”

First Place Middle School (Meme/GIF Category):  Will Vermette, (8th grade), Belmont Ridge Middle School, Landsdowne, VA – “ET Phones Home”

First-Place Elementary School Winner (Meme/GIF Category): Sophia Vermette (5th grade), Newton Lee Elementary School, Ashburn, VA –  “You’re in Big Trouble Mister”