Safe Rides - Save Lives: FCCLA PSA Contest




Empowered by FACTS and sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), FCCLA is proud to offer the Safe Rides—Save Lives PSA Contest! This initiative is an excellent opportunity for FCCLA members to display their creativity and advocacy as they encourage their peers to make safe choices on the road.


The goal of the Safe Rides—Save Lives PSA Contest is to create a 25 second video geared towards teen drivers and passengers to raise awareness around the annual theme. The theme for 2018-19 is driving safely on prom night, focusing on raising awareness of the unique dangers of driving on prom night and encouraging teens to make safe choices on the road during prom

2018-19 PSA Contest


Your Mission: Create a video PSA that is exactly 25 seconds


Your Audience: Teen Drivers and Passengers


Your Topic: The theme for the 2018-2019 PSA contest is driving safely on Prom night. Raise awareness of the unique dangers of driving on Prom night and encourage your peers to make safe choices next Prom season.


Why: The PSA goal is to develop and send teen-friendly messages to prevent traffic crashes and save lives.


How: Go to and use resources from the National Road Safety Foundation to craft your video’s message. You have full creative license but be sure the video is in good taste and if you are filming while in motion, the driver cannot be doing anything but driving.


When: Video submissions for the 2018-2019 academic year are due on Friday, January 25, 2019.


Awards: Cash prizes are 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.


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



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Submit your video along with your contact information on or before January 25, 2019. We will not accept entries after the deadline. Don't wait until the last minute.


Video’s must be shared through a Youtube link. Please make sure that your video privacy settings are either “Unlisted” or “Public”; Private videos will not be view-able for judging. Learn more here.


The potential winning participant(s) will be notified 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.



Judging Criteria


  • Ability to capture the attention of others, specifically, the attention of your peers (15%).
  • 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 (15%).
  • Creative expression - put your personal stamp on it (15%).
  • Video should be of good production quality (15%).
  • Usage of National Road Safety Foundation online resources (20%)
    • Participants must go to and use and/or research at least one resource (program, statistic, article, or video) from the National Road Safety Foundation for the creation of the video’s message. Resources do not need to be directly mentioned in the PSA, but participants will be asked to list all of their resources in the contest submission form.



Congratulations to the 2017-18 Safe Rides Save Lives PSA Contest Winner!



1st Place: Lake Stevens High School FCCLA from Washington


Other Winners:

2nd Place: Rosholt High School FCCLA from South Dakota

3rd Place: Westlake High School FCCLA from Utah





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