ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota teenagers concerned about the dangers of distracted driving have the chance to share their thoughts and creativity with their peers -- and maybe win a little cash.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety and AAA Minnesota/Iowa are asking teens to make television commercials about distracted driving. It's all part of a contest. The top winner will get $1,000.
Minnesota teens in grades 9 through 12 are eligible. The 30-second TV commercial must cover the dangers of distracted driving, as well as solutions to stop distractions.
The commercials are due April 18. The top spots will be part of a public online vote in May.
The winning spot will make its broadcast premiere during the MTV Video Music Awards this fall.
Rules and entry forms can be found at
and click "Teen Drivers" on the left side of the page.
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