The Licking County Health Department and Licking County Safe Communities Coalition, through support from State Farm®, is challenging Licking County high school students to create a public service announcement (PSA) billboard to educate their peers about teen driver safety. The winning design will be displayed on a local billboard and the creator will be awarded $500.
Motor-vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens. The goal of the contest is to raise awareness leading up to National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15 through 21.
The contest requires students to create their own billboard design with a PSA for teen driver safety and includes the following areas of teen driver safety: seat belts, distracted driving, speed, and peer pressure. The billboard design can be created using whatever media they are most comfortable with, including graphic design, drawing, painting, photography, etc. When using facts and statistics, students should use credible sources (i.e. teendriversource.org, safecar.gov), or through their own research.
A panel of judges will select the winning entry based on the following criteria: relevance, originality, creativity, aesthetic quality, and how well the message of teen driver safety is communicated through the design. A winner will be selected and announced through a press release to the community and their artwork will be displayed on billboards in Licking County for one month in recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15 through 21.
The winning design will receive a prize of $500. The student will be presented with the prize from the Licking County Safe Communities Coalition and State Farm at their high school. The referring teacher or school will receive $500 for promoting the contest. Homeschooled students are invited to participate.
For questions or more information, please contact Ashley See, Health Education Manager at (740) 349-6514 or ASee@lickingcohealth.org.
See last year’s winning design here.
- Any high school student may enter (grades 9 through 12).
- All participants MUST complete an entry form to participate in the contest. Applicants must have permission from a parent or guardian if they are under 18 years of age. Find entry from here.
- Winning entry must be presented in the required design specifications.
- Winning entry will be awarded a $500 prize and presented to the student at their high school. The referring teacher or school will receive $500 for promoting the contest.
- The school may have the opportunity to have a teen driver safety event or assembly to present the prize provided by the Licking County Safe Communities Coalition and State Farm if the school wishes to do so.
Deadline to submit designs is September 27.