Starting today, April 16th through April 30, we invite you to visit www.TeenDrive365InSchool.com/vote to view the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge top 10 videos to place your vote for the People’s Choice award.
Over 1,000 entries were submitted this year as part of the challenge. The top ten finalists’ videos, some humorous in tone with others more poignant in nature, address unsafe driving habits and how distracted driving can change lives forever.
The video with the most votes will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a behind-the-scenes trip to a taping of a Velocity network show. Additionally, a panel of judges at Toyota and Discovery Education will choose first, second and third place winners to receive the following awards.
- First Place – $15,000 and the chance to work with a Discovery film crew to reshoot their entry video into a TV-ready PSA to air on a variety of Discovery networks
- Second Place – $10,000 and a behind-the-scenes trip for two to a Velocity network show taping
- Third Place – $7,500
Last year’s grand prize went to Jenny Kim, Tyler Koski, Kevin Kim and Chase Masters of Irvine, CA. Their video featured a young boy who visits a tarot card reader and learns he has the power to dramatically alter his future by avoiding distracted driving. The re-created PSA ran across Discovery’s family of networks and can be viewed at http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/teens/video-archive.