Area students could have professional video produced in anti-distracted driving contest


FRANKLIN, Ohio (WDTN) – Calling all creative teen minds: There’s an opportunity for you.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety is partnering up with AT&T for the “It Can Wait/Safer Ohio Video Challenge.” An initiative that sends the message to students that smartphone driving distractions are dangerous and should be avoided.

Area high school students are invited to participate in the challenge by submitting an idea for a promotional and educational video. First, students must submit a script idea – or description of your idea – to the department. The written idea is not to exceed 700 words.

Six groups make up the Ohio pool – all of the counties in Ohio. Dayton and much of the Miami Valley make up Group 1.

If a student is selected, he or she will receive a wireless tablet from AT&T, a professional video production of the student’s video message (which when produced, cannot be longer than one minute), among other rewards.

To apply, email your idea to

Entries will be judged on effectiveness of the video’s message in discouraging smartphone driving distractions, creativity, adaptability of the printed concept to low-cost video production, incorporation of the “It Can Wait/Safer Ohio Video Challenge” messages.

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