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

2015 DMV-Travelers Teen Safe Driving Video Contest


Win an iPad, Visa Gift Cards 

and Money for Your School!




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


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


Watch this video to learn about the contest and how to get started!


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:  Steer Your Friends in the Right Direction.


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


DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted (postmarked) by January 14, 2015. 

Summary of Video Requirements:

  • The video must show how teens can have an influence their friends to make safe and responsible decisions about driving. 
  • The PSA must be exactly twenty-five (:25) seconds in length. 
  • PSA must also address two specific teen driving laws (See complete list at http://ct.gov/teendriving/laws).
  • 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.
  • 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 who would best help to illustrate the point in the video.
  • Please read complete rules to avoid video being disqualified. Download the rules:  PDF Version | Word Document Version   

1. 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. 


2. Content for Video

How to Approach Creating the Video

This year’s theme is: Steer Your Friends in the Right Direction.


The student director and the team must demonstrate a creative, unique, and effective message about the influence teens have on one another to make responsible and safe decisions about driving.


In a teenager’s life, his or her peers tend to hold a great influence on them. Through this video, the student director and team must demonstrate a creative, unique and effective message about the influence teens have on one another to make responsible and safe decisions about driving. 

In other words, show us a creative way that teens can start and have a conversation with their friends about safe driving to prevent breaking the law or getting into a crash. 


This theme is based on teen-to-teen interaction – either as a driver or as a passenger.  How can you “Steer Your Friends in the Right Direction?”

Each contestant may make ONLY one entry.  To submit an entry, each entrant must produce (write, shoot and edit to final production) his or her own twenty-five (:25) second public service announcement (“PSA”). Students may participate either individually or in teams with no more than five (5) students per team producing the video. (However, there is no limit on the number of students who may appear in the video.)  One person must be responsible for taking ownership of the entry. Bi-lingual/multi-cultural videos are welcomed and encouraged. Quality standards and evaluation by judges will also include young women and youth representing diverse ethnic and racial groups.



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