GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Attention Minnesota and western Wisconsin high schools!
We want to challenge you to help us reduce distracted driving in our communities by joining the KARE 11 #eyesUP Distracted Driving Campaign.
For the third year, we are asking high schools in the KARE 11 viewing area to take our #eyesUP High School PSA Challenge. This year, we doing things differently and asking you to do this individually or with the members of your household. This is a chance to use your voice, creativity, and your storytelling skills to make your own Public Service Announcement (PSA) that could air on KARE 11! You can use any video making software you would like just make sure you don't use any third party or restricted use music.
Don't let your school miss out! Last year we had hundreds of students participate form dozens of schools across the state. Some schools have used this contest as extra credit opportunities, school-wide competitions, and class projects.
A committee of KARE 11 employees will review submitted PSAs and select 11 winners. Each of the 11 winning PSAs will then air on KARE 11.
But wait! There's more…
Once the 11 winners are selected, KARE 11 will give the community a chance to watch and vote to select the top three PSAs that will receive a cash prize of $1,100 to be used by the winning schools to help promote distraction-free driving in their school and community.
- The #eyesUP High School PSA Challenge is open to submissions from any Minnesota or western Wisconsin high school
- Submissions should practice social distancing. Submissions that don't will be disqualified at the discretion of KARE 11.
- Two release forms (Release form #1) (Release form #2) must be signed by all participants
- High schools are allowed to submit more than one PSA for consideration but only one submission is accepted per person
- PSAs must be 15 seconds long
- Music to use in the PSA can be downloaded below:
How PSAs should be submitted:
- Upload your PSA to YouTube
- Fill out the submission form (at the bottom of this page) and include the Youtube link to your PSA
- Upload your signed release forms
- Submissions are due by 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2020
- When you submit the form, please include a document (PDF format) that explains how your school would use the #eyesUP High School PSA Challenge cash prize to help promote distraction-free driving in your school and/or community (in 500 words or less).
Need some ideas on how to spend the winnings? Here are a few to think about:
- Purchase giveaway items to encourage and remind students to drive safe
- Bring in a speaker to your school who can speak to students about the dangers of distracted driving
- Start your own distracted driving club or Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter
- Donate to a nonprofit that is dedicated to distracted driving prevention
- Host a mock crash like one of our 2019 winners, Forest Lake High School
Be creative! We want to hear your ideas! Feel free to reach out to the #eyesUP team with any questions at eyesUP@kare11.com.
Below is a look at the #eyesUP campaign and one of the winning entries from 2019 (App users can watch here!):