Kansas teenagers can help raise awareness about safe driving and passenger practices and possibly win a cash prize for producing an interesting, fun and humorous 45-60 second video.  

The Take It from a Teen video challenge is a unique way to hear from teenagers on how to reach teens with important road safety information that can prevent injuries and save lives.

The contest is a project of Safe Kids Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and program sponsor State Farm Insurance.  

Cherie Sage, Safe Kids Kansas State Director  said the video challenge will be a great way for Kansas high schoolers to use their creativity while spreading a positive message that could help save lives.

The video must answer one of the following questions.

  • How would you tell your friends to slow down while driving?
  • How would you tell your friends to buckle up?
  • How would you tell your friends not to text and drive?
  • How would you tell your friends not to drive under the influence?
  • How would you tell your friends not to drive with too many teens and not enough seatbelts in the vehicle?

All video submissions are due via email by Fri. Jan. 23 and must include age, address and the county of the participant. The videos will be judged based on the relevance of the content, creativity, adherence to the time limit and contest rules.

 A total of six winners will be selected and notified via email and presentation of the check will be discussed. Each winning applicant/team will receive $100.

Winning videos will be shared on Safe Kids social media in the coming weeks.

For more information, visit safekidskansas.org 

About Safe Kids Kansas

Safe Kids Kansas is a non-profit coalition of partners and local coalitions across the state dedicated to prevention of unintentional childhood injuries. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment serves as lead agency of the coalition. or follow @safekidskansas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.