Safe Rides - Save Lives: FCCLA PSA Contest

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Safe Rides Saves Lives PSA Contest Winners!

1st Place: Litchfield Senior High School FCCLA from Minnesota


View the Teen Kids News video featuring the making of this winning PSA!


Other winners:
2nd Place: Gallatin County High School FCCLA from Illinois
3rd Place: Harrisburg South Middle School FCCLA from South Dakota

Empowered by FACTS and sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation, the Safe Rides - Save Lives PSA contest is an opportunity for FCCLA members to engage in creating teen-friendly safe rides safety messaging through a video Public Service Announcement (PSA). The 2016-17 contest has ended. Below you can find a contest description.

Mission: Have your students create a video PSA that is exactly: 25 seconds OR exactly: 55 seconds

Audience: Teen Drivers and Passengers

Topic: The PSA should raise awareness of teen driver risk in relation to the number (and limiting the number) of passengers in a vehicle. So, encourage your students to be inventive and create a message that will stand out, be remembered, and make a positive difference.

Why: A number of studies have shown that passengers substantially increase the risk of crashes for young, novice drivers. Teenage drivers are two-and-a-half times more likely to engage in one or more potentially risky behaviors when driving with just one teenage peer. The PSA goal is to develop and send teen-friendly messages to prevent traffic crashes and save lives.

How: Your students have creative license. Just be sure their messages are in good taste and that they DON'T film themselves or anyone else while driving or in unsafe conditions.

Awards: Cash prizes will be awarded directly to the individual or group of top three submissions:

  • 1st Place: $3,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

Students may work individually or as part of a team. FCCLA will submit the winning PSA to the National Association of Broadcasters, for use in national PSA outreach opportunities.

Contest Official Rules: These rules must be read in order to submit your video PSA for the contest.

To apply: Fill out the Safe Rides – Save Lives FCCLA PSA Contest application form.



Submit your video along with your contact information on or before December 6, 2016. We will not accept entries after that date. Don't wait until the last minute.

The potential winning participant(s) will be notified on or about January 13, 2017 via the phone number and/or email address provided by participant(s) during registration. The potential winning participant (and all members of participant’s team if entered as a team) must execute and return to FCCLA within five (5) business days after the date of receipt or other date specified by FCCLA an affidavit of eligibility. The winning video will be selected by a judging panel comprised of traffic safety and communication experts.

All the videos will become property of FCCLA. We may use your video to promote safe driving to a broader audience and draw wide attention to this important topic. We may also share your video on the FCCLA website or other digital platform (whether you’re the winner or not). Our goal is to share these messages with young adults across the country.


  • Ability to capture the attention of others, specifically, the attention of your peers (20%).
  • Persuade others to alter driving habits. Your film must resonate with teens and young adults and move them to action (20%).
  • Clarity of message - it must be understandable and well-structured (20%).
  • Creative expression - put your personal stamp on it (20%).
  • Video should be of good production quality (20%).


Check out the winning PSA from our last contest!












Safe Rides Save Lives is sponsored by

Check out a few PSA’s from our sponsor, the National Road Safety Foundation, below for inspiration and ideas. Be sure to also visit for additional information on road safety.

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