Stay Awake! Stay Alive!

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See the winning PSAs for this year’s contest below!

First Place Winner

"Designated Driver"

Aneesa Addarich

1st Runner Up

"Make it Home"

Owen Holland

2nd Runner Up

"Too Busy for Sleep"

Matthew Weinold


Presented by The National Road Safety Foundation and the NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee


Create a video Public Service Announcement (PSA) that is exactly 25 seconds about drowsy driving prevention. 


You could win$2,500.
One (1) second-place winner will receive $1,500 .
One (1) third-place winner will receive $1,000 scholarship.


The PSA goal is to develop a message that will raise awareness and promote positive behavior change on the preventable issue of Drowsy Driving, and potentially save lives.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

1. Ability to capture the attention of others.
2. Persuade others to alter driving habits.
3. Your film must resonate with all ages and move them to action.
4. Clarity of message: It must be understandable and well-structured.
5. Creative expression: Put your personal stamp on it.
6. Video should be of good production quality (clear and audible).
7. Students may enter individually and can work with as a team.

Past Winners
First Place

Ryan Mullane

"Hand em’ Over"

Second Place

Edward Stanley

"Awake Around the Clock"

Third Place

Kaylin Connors

"Feeling Tired? Pull Over."