The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance is proud to sponsor the second annual Public Safety Announcement (PSA) award contest designed to change driving habits, for Vermont high school students . Thank you to our sponsors, AAA Northern New England, Co-Operative Insurance Companies, (sponsor for first place award) Consultant on Police Services, Midstate Dodge, Youth Safety Council of Vermont, (sponsor for People's Choice Award) and Yankee Driving School, (sponsor for third place award) for their support of this year's contest. The contest will open on January 15th 2019. View the award winning videos (below) from 2018. Consider entering a video of your own for 2019, and kindly share the contest information with a high school student you know.

1st Place Winner 2018 – $750 : Andrew Malshuk – Bellows Falls Union High School

2nd Place Winner 2018 – $500 : Tanner BischofbergerRiver Valley Technical Center

3rd Place Winner 2018 – $250 : Isaak OlsonEssex High School


Register here for 2019!

Please use the following Links for more information on the Contest.

PSA Video Rules and Guidelines

PSA Video Additional Rules and Guidelines

#802phonesdown!headsup! Flyer

Tips & Checklist

Resource Links for Data and Information on Distracted Driving

Timeline and Deadlines for 2019. 

Submitting Your Application: Once you have reviewed the rules and regulations submit your video using the “Register Here for 2019” link above . All submissions must be received on or before April 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM. We will not accept entries after that date. Don’t wait until the last minute!

  • January 15, 2019: #802phonesdown!headsup! contest opens for registration.
  • April 1, 2019 5:00PM: All YouTube submissions and registration forms must be received. Submit on Planet Reg. (use Register Here link above).  You will receive a confirmation via email.
  • April 15, 2019 5:00PM: (on or before) Finalists from Phase One will be notified and continue to Phase Two.
  • April 29, 2019 5:00PM: (on or before) End of Phase Two. Final contest winners will be chosen and notified on or before this date.
  • May 10 2019 11:00 Award Ceremony in the Cedar Creek Room VT State House
    • 11:30 to 2:00 Walk for Distracted Driving Prevention and State House Lawn Event (open to public)

Prizes for the 2019 contest are generously donated by our sponsors: