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Distracted Driving Video Contest
"What Distracted Driving Means to Me" -
Wellington County Distracted Driving Overall Winners:
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE STUDENTS WHO SUBMITTED AND WON:
Wellington County Overall Winners
Megan Allison & Madeline May
Centre Wellington District High School
First Prize - Megan Allison & Madeline May
Second Prize - Teaghan Laitar & Layla Stork
Norwell District Secondary School
First Prize - Breanna MacDonald
Second Prize - Jennifer Gibson
Wellington Heights Secondary School
First Prize - Josey Rooney
Second Prize - Taija & McKenna McGovern
Congratulations to Megan Allison and Madeline May on your winning video. Your video will build awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and how it effects everyone in our community.
“WHAT DISTRACTED DRIVING MEANS TO ME”
The Distracted Video Contest
The Minto Safe Community Committee and the North Wellington Safe Community Committee are pleased to invite all current students who attend Norwell, Wellington Heights, Centre Wellington and Erin Secondary Schools to create a 60-120 second video outlining your views on the hazards of distracted driving. Students may work on this project as individuals or in groups with a maximum of 4 students. All videos will be judged by designated Safe Community members of Wellington County on creativity, the ability to convey your message, as well as including the phrase “What distracted driving means to me.”
Contest begins: Monday February 6, 2017
Contest Closes: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 with video submissions made by the time of school closing on April 18, 2017.
Who Can Enter?
All current students of Norwell, Wellington Heights, Centre Wellington and Erin Secondary Schools. Students can earn up to 8 community service hours for participating in the contest. Students may work on this project as individuals or in groups with a maximum of 4 students. A maximum of 25 entries per school.
Rules and Regulations
To create a 60 - 120 second video explaining what distracted driving means to you.
Outline the negative consequences of distracted driving, and understanding the laws as they apply to distracted driving.
All video entries must include the phrase, “what distracted driving means to me.”
Videos must not depict any brand or logo, or any specific names of organizations (including any familiar songs, jingles or copyright music).
Videos must not depict any illegal activity, criminal offenses, profanity, sex, or violence on individuals or organizations.
The operation of a moving motor vehicle is not permitted.
All videos should present a problem as well as a solution to the problem in their video.
Students may work on this project as individuals or in groups with a maximum of 4 students.
A completed and signed consent form must be submitted with every entry, and all participants appearing in or filming the video must sign the consent form.
Any video that fails to meet the requirements listed above will be disqualified.
Relatives or guardians of submitted videos will be disqualified from judging any video entry.
Videos must be submitted in mp4 format.
Winners will be notified by a member of the Minto SCC or the North Wellington SCC.
How to Enter
Pick up a Video Contest Envelope from your school office and submit your completed and signed consent form with your DVD video or USB stick, in the supplied envelope. Please take your sealed envelopes to the school office and a representative from Wellington County Safe Communities will pick them up.
Judging and Prizes
All videos will be judged by members of the Minto SCC and North Wellington SCC. Family members or guardians of student entries will not be eligible for judging.
Frist Prize for Each School
$150 Cash (to be divided equally if more than one person)
Second Prize for Each School
$100 Cash (to be divided equally if more than one person)
Community Service Hours
All participants who enter the contest or take part in the filming of a video can apply for up to 8 community service hours. Students must ensure that the Minto SCC and North Wellington SCC Video Contest fits within your school community service policy and guidelines.
CONSENT, RELEASE AND USE OF VIDEO FORM
All winning video entries become the property of Wellington County Safe Communities.
Contestants agree to have their video viewed by the Minto SCC and the North Wellington SCC panel, and to be potentially presented through Wellington County Safe Communities to other high schools, or released to the media.
If selected as a contest winner or runner up, entrants agree to have their name, school and video published on the Wellington County Safe Communities website and released to the media.
All who participate in the filming of the video must sign and complete the consent form.
Contest closes Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Please print the Consent form from The Documents tab on this website.
Updated September 18, 2017