Do you want to inspire fellow teens and win $15,000 for doing it? Discovery Education and Toyota are sponsoring TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, which awards cash prizes for creating a 60 to 90-second original video that demonstrates the importance of safer teen driving. Videos can be created alone or in a group of two to four students, and they are judged on creativity, content, and presentation.
My favorite video was a top ten finalist, and it had the simple concept of showing a cell phone and a series of text messages. However, it was powerfully moving and would make me think twice before I looked at a text while I was driving. View past winning videos here.
You can participate in the challenge if you are a 9th-12th grader enrolled in a public, private, or parochial school. You can also win a 2nd place prize of $10,000, a 3rd place prize of $7, 500, and a “People’s Choice” prize of $5,000. The money is a great opportunity to help pay for college, but what would it be worth to save a life? Besides $15,000, the winner gets to work with a Discovery Film Crew to create a 30-second PSA about safe driving. Now, that’s a challenge worth taking, but the submission period ends on March, 16, 2015.