Teen Safe Driving Video Contest launched


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County Public Schools, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, and local nonprofit organization The Self Movement announced a partnership Wednesday to launch a Teen Safe Driving Video Contest in Duval County.

The contest offers individuals or teams of up to four students more than $3,000 in scholarships and prizes. The first-place winner will designate a Duval County public high school in advance to receive a $1,000 grant for a student-focused improvement project of the school's choice.

The video contest provides an opportunity for teens to educate their peers on the dangers of distracted or impaired driving, according to a news release.

Students are asked to create a 30-60 second video, which must be submitted to The Self Movement's YouTube channel by midnight March 17. The public will select seven finalists from April 7-22, and a local panel of judges will select three additional finalists.

The finalists and honorable mention candidates will be announced by May 5 in advance of a formal red carpet award ceremony later that month.

The Teen Safe Driving Video Contest will also raise funds to benefit the Duval County Public Schools' driver education program. The financial support for both the video contest and updated driver education resource material will be provided in part by a $10,000 donation from the Allstate Foundation.

To learn more about the Teen Safe Driving Video Contest, including the official rules and registration, visit www.theselfmovement.org.