Calling all artistic students! AAA Northeast’s annual Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest is now underway!
To enter, visit www.AAA.com/postercontest to view the rules and grade-level themes for this year’s contest including pedestrian, bike, child passenger safety, and safe driving practices. This contest is open to all K-12 students from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island living or attending school within AAA Northeast territory.
Poster entries must be postmarked by April 5, 2019 and mailed to:
AAA Northeast, 1415 Kellum Place, Garden City, NY 11530 Attention: Public Affairs.
Video entries from 9-12th grade students can be submitted on a flash drive or disk and mailed or e-mailed to [email protected].
Poster entries will be judged on a state-by-state basis and from each of the three grade levels (elementary, middle and high school). First, second and third place winners will be chosen and awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively. All first-place entries will be eligible for an additional $1,000 grand prize. Video winners will also be chosen from throughout the five states. These winners will be announced on April 22nd.
AAA members and website visitors will have the opportunity to vote for the grand prize from April 22 – 30, 2019. The winner will be announced on May 10th.
The goal of AAA’s Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest is peer to peer education, hoping young people will learn and consider safe behaviors in traffic through a poster with a creative slogan or a powerful video the public can easily recall. “Young people are visual; educating through art and media is an ideal method to impact today’s student. Some are gifted artists, others use their technology skills as a powerful education tool,” said Diana Imondi, AAA Northeast’s Traffic Safety Programs Manager. “Traffic and automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages two to eighteen years. One student’s message could save a life!”