The top ten finalists have been chosen in Bridgestone's Safety Scholars video contest. That means you can now vote for your favorite video on driving and vehicle safety.
The videos have been posted on safetyscholars.com. The student whose video receives the most votes will win a $10,000 college scholarship. The second and third place winners receive $5,000 college scholarships. The top ten finalists will also receive a free set of Bridgestone tires for their car.
When you vote for your favorite video you are also eligible to receive a prize. The prizes are a variety of Bridgestone products. Voting ends July 29, so make sure to vote. The grand prize winner and runner-ups will be announced August 1.
There were 1,466 entries submitted by 16- to 21-year-olds across the United States and Canada, up from last year's 1,373 entries. Judges picked the finalists based on how well the videos made viewers think about being more safety-conscious drivers and how effectively and creatively they were able to convey their message.
“The passion and creativity displayed in these videos is so incredible that it makes the judges’ decisions very difficult. Safety Scholars once again proves to be an innovative campaign that empowers young drivers and allows us to demonstrate our commitment to safety behind the wheel.” said Angela Patterson, digital media coordinator, Community and Corporate Relations, for Bridgestone Americas, who also manages the company’s teen driver safety initiatives.
Even more rewarding than the scholarships, the grand prize winners videos might be used as a public service announcement (PSA) on TV stations all across the country. Bridgestone supports these in cooperation with Driver’s Edge, a non-profit hands-on safe driving course that’s available free to 15-to 21-year-olds in US cities during the Summer. The 2010 Safety Scholars PSAs have aired more than 24,000 times on TV and cable stations across the United States.
The videos are all extremely well-done and very creative. I have my own personal favorites, but I won't reveal which ones they are. I will let you decide.
To vote please visit: http://www.safetyscholarsvideo.com/?/finalists#