Teenagers have a way of talking to each other. Now that unique language could earn one of them a national award.
The National Road Safety Foundation and Scholastic publishing are teaming up for the fourth annual Drive2Life PSA Contest. They're asking kids, grades 6 through 12, to create a 30-second public service announcement addressing ways to prevent distracted driving.
"The Drive2Life PSA Contest is a great way for students to get creative and let their voices be heard in the dialogue about teh dangers of distracted driving," said Ann Amstutz-Hayes, Senior Vice President from Scholastic National Partnerships. "We know from our years of working with teachers and listening to kids that they thrive when given porjects connected to solving real world problems."
Students don't need to make their own video, just come up with a script or a storyboard. The winner will be flown to New York and work with a professional director and crew to shoot their PSA.
The winner also gets a $1000 prize and will have their PSA broadcast on more than 220 TV stations, in schools and will be profiled in Scholastic classroom magazines.
Two runners-up will receive a $500 prize.
Click the video player below to watch last year's winner.