Pencil April 5 on Your Calendar! It’s AAA’s Traffic Safety Poster, Video Deadline
Calling all creative Westport students! To compete for monetary prizes, students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 must create a traffic safety message in the form of a video or a poster featuring a theme focusing on such topics as seat belt, car seat, pedestrian, school bus, bicycle or teen driver safety, and distracted, drowsy, aggressive or impaired driving. A complete list of themes, rules and judging criteria are listed on www.aaa.com/postercontest.
The contest’s goal is to help young people consider safe behaviors in traffic by creating posters with creative slogans or videos that the public can easily recall. “Educating through art and media is an ideal method to influence today’s student,” says Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “Traffic and automobile crashes are the leading causes of death for children ages 2 to 18 years of age. We feel one student’s message could possibly save a life!”
Since AAA Northeast territory covers Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut’s Fairfield, New Haven, and Litchfield Counties, and parts of New York, and New Jersey, poster entries will be judged on a state-by-state basis in each of three grade levels (elementary, middle and high school).
First, second and third place winners will be awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively. All first-place entries will be eligible for an additional $1,000 grand prize. Video winners will also be chosen from throughout the five states. Winners will be announced on April 22. However, website visitors will be able to vote for the Grand Prize winner between April 22 – 30 by going to www.aaa.com/postercontest.
The Grand Prize winner will be announced on May 10.
Please read the entry rules here before starting your project!
Download an entry form here.