The Drive Smart Contest, sponsored by CTIA Wireless Foundation, is on the road again! Students can put on their creative thinking caps and enter an original digital short about the dangers of distracted driving for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship and other prizes. Students can also download our form to help them earn community service hours for their work.
Who is eligible to apply for the Drive Smart Digital Short Contest?
CTIA Wireless Foundation Drive Smart Contest ( “Competition”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are between the ages of 13 and 18 at the time of entry.
How to do you enter the contest?
An entry must fully answer all of the questions in the online entry form (hereinafter “entry”) providing information about your Digital Short and upload or provide link to a supporting media video file. The Idea/Entry must have been conceived by the entrant and be the sole and original work of the entrant.
The entry must:
- a.Be a video between fifteen (15) seconds and sixty (60) seconds in length, whose message is to convince teens of the dangers of distracted driving and the importance of not texting while driving (“Digital Short);
- b.Be submitted as an uploaded file (either .mov, .wmv, or .mpg4) or link;
- c.Be in the American English language;
- d.Be submitted through the Contest entry workspace on the Website.
- e.Be received and recorded by the Administrator’s Contest computer by January 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM (EST).
How much does the winner of the Drive Smart Digital Short Contest receive?
Prizes and Approximate Retail Values:
- One (1) grand prize winner will receive: (1) a scholarship in the amount of $10,000.00 to be issued in the form of a check; and (2) a check to his/her teacher/mentor in the amount of $1,000.00 (ARV: $11,000.00 USD).
- Two (2) runner-up’s will each receive: (1) a scholarship in the amount of $5,000.00 to be issued in the form of a check; and (2) a check to their teacher/mentor in the amount of $500.00 (ARV: $11,000.00 USD)
- Three (3) finalists will each receive: (1) a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 to be issued in the form of a check; and (2) a check to their teacher/mentor in the amount of $250.00 (ARV: $3,750.00 USD)
- Fourteen (14) semifinalists will each receive: (1) a certificate of achievement; and (2) a letter from The Wireless Foundation acknowledging their accomplishment (ARV: $0.00 USD)
When is the deadline to apply for the Drive Smart Digital Short Contest?
The competition ends on January 6, 2019.
For a handy list of FAQs, click here.
Best of luck to all applicants!