2019 Drive2Life Student PSA Contest

Help Prevent Drowsy Driving
For Students in Grades 6–12

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Students in grades 6–12 can enter the 2019 Drive2Life Contest to help prevent drowsy driving.

How to Enter

Each participating student must create a storyboard or written script on 8.5 x 11-inch paper for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) about preventing drowsy driving.

One Grand Prize winner will win $1,000 and a trip to NYC to have his or her PSA filmed professionally. Plus, the winner and his or her PSA video will be featured on Teen Kids News and in select Scholastic magazines! See the Prizes section below for more details.

Click here for complete details on the contest and how to enter:

Contest Deadline

Entries must be postmarked by February 4, 2019, and received by February 18, 2019.

Contest Overview

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Originality and creativity [30 points] (Is the PSA unique and creative?)
  2. PSA concept [30 points] (Does the PSA clearly and accurately address the contest topic—to help prevent drowsy driving? Are the message and concept effective?)
  3. Clarity of message [30 points] (Is the idea communicated clearly? Is the PSA well organized?)
  4. Quality of writing [10 points] (Does the PSA reflect proper spelling and grammar?)

Prizes

Student Prizes

The Grand Prize winner receives $1,000 and a trip to New York City, where a professional film crew will transform the student’s entry into a 30-second video! The winner and PSA video will be featured on Teen Kids News and in select Scholastic magazines.

Four runners-up (two from grades 6–8 and two from grades 9–12) will receive $500 each.

Teacher Prizes

The teacher of each student winner will receive a classroom subscription to a relevant Scholastic magazine (30 student editions and one teacher’s guide) for the 2019–2020 school year.

See Official Rules for details.

Winners' List

For a list of winners (available after April 1, 2019), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Drive2Life Winners’ List, Scholastic Inc., Attention: M. Tulley, 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. The Drive2Life Contest (“Contest”) is open to students who are currently enrolled in grades 6–12 in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, who are legal residents of the United States, and who attend a public school, accredited private school, or home school (“Schools”) in compliance with the laws of its state. To enter the Contest, each student must create a storyboard or written script on 8.5 x 11-inch paper for a 30-second public service announcement (“PSA”) to help prevent drowsy driving. One entry per person. One Grand Prize student winner will receive $1,000 plus a trip to New York City, where a professional film team will transform his/her entry into a 30-second video. Four Runner-up student winners (two from grades 6–8 and two from grades 9–12) will receive $500 each. (Total ARV of student prizes: $4,950.) Teachers of winning students will receive a Scholastic magazine subscription (ARV of each subscription: $254.70–$299.70). Entries must be postmarked by February 4, 2019, and received by February 18, 2019. See complete Official Rules at scholastic.com/drive2life/rules.