Teen Driving: Be a Part of DMV's Teen Safe Driving Video Contest - DEADLINE JANUARY 15, 2014

2016 DMV-Travelers Teen Safe Driving Video Contest


Win a Tablet, Visa Gift Cards 

and Money for Your School!




DOWNLOAD THE RULES AND ENTRY FORMS - PDF Version (form is fillable)


VIDEO CHECKLIST - Print out and make sure you double check this list


Here is a contest overview:


GET INVOLVED:  Enter the DMV’s annual video public service announcement contest.  Win prizes like an iPad or Visa Gift Cards for yourself and money for your school!

THIS YEAR’S THEME:  When Shifting into Drive, Keep the Safety of Others in Mind!


HOW TO ENTER:  High school students produce a creative, unique and effective video public service announcement. 


WHO CAN ENTER: High school student ages 14 to 18 enrolled in a public or private high school located in Connecticut, or students ages 14 to 18 who are home-schooled in Connecticut.

DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 12, 2016. 



  • The video must follow the thematic requirement of teen drivers demonstrating safety and thinking of the safety of others while driving.  When Shifting into Drive, Keep the Safety of Others in Mind!
  • PSA must also address two specific teen driving laws (See complete list at http://ct.gov/teendriving/laws).
  • Each student director, which is the student entering the contest (contestant), may make only ONE entry.
  • The PSA must have a multicultural or diversity component because driving involves teens from all backgrounds, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, culture, etc.  Bi-lingual/multi-cultural videos are welcomed and encouraged.
  • The PSA must be exactly twenty-five (:25) seconds in length. 
  • No team of students can exceed five (5) participating teens, including the student director. Other teens, adults and persons can appear in the video, but will not be considered members of the original team that can qualify for contest entry and prizes awarded.
  • The PSA must feature at least two teens, along with any other teens or adults considered necessary for the creative safety message. For instance, they can also have animation and supporting actors, such as parents, law enforcement officers, friends or brothers and sisters, and any other members of the community, all helping to illustrate points in the video. 
  • Please read complete rules to avoid video being disqualified. Download the rules:  PDF Version.
  • For additional information, contact Ernie Bertothy at the Department of Motor Vehicles.


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