Deadline Extended to:  February 28, 2022

 

Attention Connecticut high school students!

Enter the DMV-Travelers Insurance annual video contest.  Win Visa Gift Cards for yourself and money for your school!

 

This Year's Theme:

Driving Safe Habits 

 

Contest Information

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Overview

CONTEST DEADLINE: February 28, 2022  **Deadline has been extended

DOWNLOAD THE RULES AND ENTRY FORMS: Download the rules

VIDEO CHECKLIST:  Make sure you double check your work.  Download the checklist

THIS YEAR’S THEME:  "Driving Safe Habits"

BACKGROUND:  The student director and the team must use the video to demonstrate participants sharing the things that “drive” them to be safe. For example: family, friends, or anything that is most important to the team.  Show viewers the reasons you pledge to drive safely. 

HOW TO ENTER:  High school students produce a creative, unique and effective video public service announcement. Video can be up to 45 seconds in length. Your video can be less than 45 seconds, but it can not exceed 45 seconds.

WHO CAN ENTER: High school student ages 14 to 18 enrolled in a public or private high school located in Connecticut, or students ages 14 to 18 who are home-schooled in Connecticut.

Rules and Entry Forms

**Please read complete rules to avoid being disqualified

Video Requirements

Summary of contest requirements:

  • PSA must be no longer than forty-five (:45) seconds in length. 
  • It must demonstrate the theme: “Driving Safe Habits." 
  • It must also address one specific Connecticut teen driving law. More info: Teen Driving Laws. 
  • Teams of students are limited to a maximum of 5 members, including the student director.
  • Entries can be submitted electronically through the online program DropBox (See "Submit My Video" below)
  • Please read complete rules to avoid video being disqualifiedDownload the rules
Students can submit their videos electronically (through Dropbox) or by postmarked mail. 

 

To Submit through Dropbox:
 
Step 1:  Be sure your video file name includes your last name and school.  For example:  Smith_EastHighSchool.mov
Step 2: Upload your video at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/RKPNKMXcfSmdjhCo51Ew
Step 3:  Select the “choose” option to locate your video file and select the file you wish to send.
Step 4:  Enter the required information (name and a valid e-mail address).  DMV may use this e-mail address to contact you regarding your video.
Step 5: Select “Upload” to send your video file.
Step 6:  Please send your completed entry forms to DMV.  You may scan the documents and e-mail to dmv.teencontest@ct.gov -- or fax your documents to 860-263-5592.

To Submit by Mail:

A complete entry consists of 1) the completed entry form, 2) a signed release form by entrant and his/her parent or legal guardian, 3) appearance releases signed by anyone who appears or participates in the PSA and 4) the PSA. 
 
Mail your complete entry to:
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles,
Attn: Corporate and Public Relations Unit
“Teen Driving PSA Contest”
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT  06161

 

 

Prizes

Here is a summary of contest prizes:

  • Travelers provides the monetary awards to schools: First place will receive $6,000, second place will receive $5,000 and third place will receive $4,000. 
  • Winning student teams will receive up to $1,250 in Visa Gift cards with amounts that vary depending on the award.
  • A $500 award will go to the school with the most submissions. 
  • Awards will also be given to schools and its students for videos.  The award categories 1) Creativity, 2) Use of Different Media, 3) Social Media. 
  • The state Department of Transportation is offering an award to the show the first-place video in venues across the state.
For additional information, e-mail Ernie Bertothy at the Department of Motor Vehicles, or call 860-263-5034.