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DriveWise is holding our 2nd annual Road Ahead Public Service Announcement Contest to spread the word about safe driving and to do our part in helping to eliminate unnecessary risks while driving. The contest is open to Simcoe County High School Students aged 13 to 18.
As Canadaâ€™s leader in road safety education, DriveWise teaches new and professional drivers how to drive safely and defensively. It operates centres from coast-to-coast and has trained thousands of new drivers using a blend of interactive classrooms, high fidelity simulation, online learning, and private 1-on-1 in-vehicle instruction.
The Road Ahead PSA Contest is for students aged 13 to 18. Students are encouraged to compete against their classmates by creating an attention-grabbing advertisement that focuses on one of the themes listed below. Your ad must follow the specifications outlined. Entry for this contest is free and students are welcome to submit an entry for more than one category.
Themes & Information
*First Place: $500 Top Finalist: $100
Prizes will be awarded for each category. Winning submissions will be announced at an awards ceremony in Barrie, Ontario. Select entries will be posted online. Winning entries will be featured by the corresponding sponsor.
Risk-taking while driving is dangerous, putting drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk. We want you to help us create safer roads with education and awareness.
Choose one of the following themes:
Theme 1: Distracted Driving
Texting, using a hand held device (iPod, GPS), eating, drinking or grooming.
Theme 2: Impaired Driving
Alcohol, drugs, emotionally compromised.
Theme 3: Aggressive Driving
Speeding, tailgating, unnecessary lane changes.
Theme 4: Pre-Trip Circle Check
A proactive step that drivers should take before operating their vehicle (spotting potential hazards).
Rules & Regulations
Only students attending a high school located in Simcoe County can participate. Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 and are expected to complete the ad by themselves. They may get help from a teacher or mentor, but the work must be their own.
All students participating in the contest should address one of the themes or topics outlined above. The ad should include how students can make a difference in making our roads safer.
No ad is to include any names or personal information.
Use of copyrighted music and material will result in disqualification.
Length - 30 seconds
Format - AVI, MOV, MPG, WMV, MP4 or M4V on a CD or DVD
Length - 30 seconds
Format - MP3, WAV, MP4 or WMA on a CD or DVD
Size - 5 inches wide x 7 inches high
Colour - Full colour or black & white
Format - JPEG or PDF on a CD or DVD
The Video Ad contest must be completed by an individual or a team consisting of no more than three (3) people. Each member of the team must fill out and submit the registration form. Each member must also meet the grade and age requirements.
No purchase necessary. DriveWise will not incur any costs associated with preparing and entering your submission. Entry to this contest is free.
Each submission must be accompanied by the release form, detailing the studentâ€™s name, date of birth, home address, telephone number, school the student attends, grade level and title of ad. If the student is under 18, the form must also be signed by a parent or guardian.
How to Enter:
Use our checklist at the end of this package to make sure you followed all the rules and havenâ€™t missed anything. You will be asked for some personal information before your entry can be accepted; this information will be used for contest purposes only(*also see contest Terms, Conditions and Agreement). Entry forms can be found at www.drivewisesafety.com/PSA-Contest and submitted at our office along with your ad (please see contact information below).
You can also register early here: http://drivewisesafety.com/PSA-Signup
Entries must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday May 17, 2013
Questions about the contest can be directed to:
E-121 Commerce Park Drive
Tel: 705-730-1130 or Email: info [at] drivewisecanada [dot] com
Below you can find links to important 2013 information (Right-click the link and 'Save Target As' to save to your desktop):
Information Package: PDF Version
Mayor Jeff Lehman, Mayor of Barrie
Brian Patterson, CEO of Ontario Safety League
Rogers TV Representative(to be announced)
Rock 95 Host(to be announced)
Mark Wretham, GM of SNAP Barrie
Steve Overend, Senior Driving Instructor with DriveWise
Lesley de Repentigny, CEO of DriveWise
*TERMS, CONDITIONS AND AGREEMENT PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY
By submitting your entry, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the Rules and Guidelines section of the Road Ahead PSA Contest. This Information Package can be downloaded from www.drivewisesafety.com/PSA-Contest
By submitting your entry, you are:
- Entering and participating in the Road Ahead PSA Video, Print and Radio contest, sponsored by DriveWise.
- Allowing your name, age, grade level and school to be displayed along with your Video, Print Ad, and/or Radio Ad submission
- Consenting the use of your entry at any media or promotional events, including any possible winner ceremonies, media interviews and publicity events related to the Road Ahead PSA Contest.
Any personal information collected during the course of the Road Ahead PSA contest will only be used for administering this competition, or as otherwise set out in
the enclosed contest rules. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Road Ahead PSA contest constitutes your consent to the storage, use and disclosure
of your entry details as set out in the contest rules found on the Road Ahead PSA website.
By submitting your entry, you understand that upon submission, you agree that DriveWise and category sponsors may use your ad in an unlimited and royalty free basis. No submissions will be returned.