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The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance is proud to sponsor the third 2020 annual Public Safety Announcement (PSA) award contest designed to change driving habits, for Vermont high school students. Thank you to our 2019 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 the 2019 contest. The 2020 contest will open on January 15th 2020. View the award winning videos (below) from 2019. Consider entering a video of your own for 2020, and kindly share the contest information with a high school student you know.

1st Place Winner 2019 – $750 : Lawton Jones | Green Mountain Valley School

2nd Place Winner 2019 – $500 : Cole Klimoski and Liam Swan | Essex High School

3rd Place Winner 2019 – $250 : Emily Gammell and Emma Neuman | Hanover Yankee Driving School

People’s Choice Award 2019 – $500 : Kaylee Green | Northwest Technical Center

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 2020. 

Submitting Your Application: Once you have reviewed the rules and regulations submit your video using the “Register Here for 2020” link.  Link will be open Jan 15th 2020. All submissions must be received on or before April 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM. We will not accept entries after that date. Don’t wait until the last minute!

  • January 15, 2020: #802phonesdown!headsup! contest opens for registration.
  • April 1, 2020 5:00PM: All YouTube submissions and registration forms must be received. Details for submission will be posted soon.  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 2019: Award Ceremony in the Cedar Creek Room VT State House (details to be announced)

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