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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 teens do to keep themselves and their peers safe from distracted driving crashes? Teens can take their energy, enthusiasm and imagination to create life-saving messages that will resonate with other teens to make distracted driving socially unacceptable.
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 theme “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted.”
The contest has been expanded this year to include elementary and middle school students, who may submit memes or Gifs.
There will be three winners for the video contest and five winners for the meme/GIF contest. Prizes for each are listed below.
Video Contest Prizes
Meme/GIF Contest Prizes
Judges will include:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_class=”judgesarea”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9643″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Deborah Hersman
President and CEO of the National Safety Council[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9642″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Jonathan Adkins
Executive Director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9672″ img_size=”60×60″][vc_column_text]Sol Weiss
President at the law firm of Anapol Weiss[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner el_class=”judgesarea”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10153″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Dylan Mullins
SADD Student of the year[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]
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The SADD/Anapol Weiss/EndDD.org “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted” video and meme/GIF contest is open to all college, high school, middle and elementary school students from schools with SADD chapters. If your school does not have a SADD chapter start one! It’s easy to do, doesn’t cost anything and is a great addition to any school. Click here to learn how to form a SADD chapter in your high school and middle school.
Ownership of Submitted Videos and Memes/GIFs and Rights for Future Use by Contest Sponsors
By submitting videos and/or memes/GIFs, entrants unconditionally and irrevocably assign all rights and ownership, including copyrights, existing now or which may accrue in the future, to the contest sponsors and agree that contest sponsors may use the videos and memes/GIFs without limitation and in any fashion that sponsors choose, including but not limited to websites, in social media, educational presentations locally and nationally, promotional materials or for any other purpose and use desired by contest sponsors. Entrants also agree that contest sponsors, or their designees, may without limitation, edit, or modify the video or meme/GIF, including the title of same and advertise or publish the video or meme/GIF without entrant(s)’ approval and for no additional compensation beyond contest prizes. Entrants will have full rights to use their submissions beginning five(5) days after contest winners are announced. Contest sponsors will provide attribution to entrants in a manner of their choosing in the event of their use.
Notification of Winners and Payment of Prizes
Winners will be notified in April 2018 by e-mail to the address used by entrants for their submissions. If winning entrants are under the age of 18, or parents or legal guardians will be asked to execute final releases before payment of prizes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”requirements-tab” el_class=”tabcontent”][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Originality of Submissions and Prohibition of Using Protected Materials or Music
By submitting videos and/or memes/GIFs entrants are representing that the submission is original and their own work-product, that none of the content, including music, is copyrighted and that content does not violate YouTube standards (http://www.youtube. com/t/community_guidelines and http://www.youtube.com/t/terms).
Approval of Actors: By submitting a video or meme/GIF entrants agree that all actors, or persons represented in the video or meme, did provide their agreement to participate, and have provided their agreement for future use of their photograph, or likeness, by contest sponsors.
Videos must have a 640 x 480 resolution suitable for large screen projection. Videos not achieving suitable resolution may be disqualified.
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Individual or Team Submissions
Submissions may be made by individual students or as part of a team from schools with SADD chapters. Only one prize will be awarded for each winning submission no matter the number of team members. It is the responsibility of those submitting videos or memes/GIFs to designate at the time of submission the appropriate person or persons to whom payment should be made in the event the submission wins one of the contest prizes. Individuals or teams may submit a video and/or a meme/GIF and schools may have multiple submissions. No team or individual may submit more than two videos and /or two memes/GIFs.
Submission of videos or memes/GIFs
A link to the final video that is on YouTube must be submitted to [email protected] no later than March 9, 2018. Memes/GIFs must be sent as attachments to [email protected] Submissions without executed forms will not be considered. Entrants may send a separate e-mail to [email protected] to confirm receipt of their entries. No entries may be posted with public access until five(5) days after contest winners are announced. Contest sponsors shall have the exclusive right to post and disseminate videos and memes for the first five(5) days after contest winners are announced. Thereafter entrants may publicly post videos and memes/GIFs.
The winners of the contest will be announced in April of 2018. When posting videos to YouTube, entrants must choose the “unlisted setting.” No video or meme/GIF which was posted with public access or otherwise disseminated before five (5) days following announcement of contest winners are announced will be eligible for consideration and if videos or memes/GIFs are determined to have been posted in violation of these rules the entry may be disqualified.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”bystanderintervention-tab” el_class=”tabcontent”][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Friend’s don’t let friends drive distracted
Just the way you would speak up if a friend tried to drive drunk, you can speak up if your friends try to drive distracted. Since more teens will be killed or injured in distracted driving crashes than drunk driving crashes, shouldn’t we speak up when others drive distracted? We all have a right to be driven by drivers who are focused on the road and not on their phones.
Tell your friends you don’t want them to drive distracted and you have a really good chance of changing their driving. Don’t assume they will be mad because you are criticizing their driving. In a recent study, 90% of teens said they would stop driving distracted if a friend asked them to, and nearly half said they would be grateful if a friend asked them not to drive distracted.
1. Acknowledge the dangerous behavior in a factual non-emotional manner, if you can:
2. Voice your Feelings using “I” statements avoiding being accusatory (“your driving is …”)
3. Solve the problem by offering a solution, sharing responsibility with driver
For more information about EndDD.org’s bystander intervention e-mail [email protected][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”form-tab” el_class=”tabcontent”][vc_column][vc_column_text]
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:
Inspired by real stories of survivors who drove distracted and got their friends killed.
Inspired as a first-year SADD Chapter to find an issue prevalent to the teenage population and specifically to their high school.
Inspired by people who know the victim of a fatal accident and the sadness it brings to those around them.