It’s Here!! Our 2nd Annual Distracted Driving Prevention Poster Contest for Kindergarten to Grade 8 officially begins accepting submissions on February 15th, 2012.
On Feb. 6th the RCMP announced that February 2012 is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in BC. In January 2011, our 8-year-old daughter was injured in a preventable car crash; to help herself heal emotionally, she created some amazing drawings addressing distracted driving. Honouring Kylee, Drop It And Drive™ is continuing the tradition she inspired with our 2nd Annual Distracted Driving Awareness Poster Contest for Kindergarten to grade 8 students across British Columbia.
Although our presentations are primarily geared towards teens, young adults and established drivers, D.I.A.D. believes that this younger age group is in a unique position to share their feelings ‘unfiltered by social pressures’ about what they’re observing when travelling in the back seat.
We were awestruck at the response to our 2011 contest with more than 400 posters submitted from 15 communities across BC; these kids had something important to say about distracted driving and road safety. We’re thrilled to give them a chance to speak up again this year.
Young Drivers of Canada
Drop It And Drive
Guidelines & Prizes
The contest is open to all students in British Columbia from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Posters must be drawn on a white 8 ½ by 11 inch letter-sized paper.
Poster content may contain any activity related to distracted driving and MUST include Drop It And Drive™ or the acronym DIAD.
Each poster must be CLEARLY labelled on the BACK with the following information:
- Student Name:
- Teacher Name:
- School Name:
- School Address (Street, City, Prov & PC):
- School Telephone number
- School email address (optional)
NOTE: Please be sure to follow the guidelines carefully; any poster that does not adhere to these guidelines will have to be excluded from the contest. Pre-printed labels are a great tool to ensure all the necessary information is provided.
Posters will be judged within the following categories for message and creativity:
- Kindergarten: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
- Grades 1-2: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
- Grades 3-5: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
- Grades 6-8: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
Visit 2011 Poster Contest Winners to see winning entry posters from our 1st Annual Distracted Driving Prevention Poster Contest.
Judges include: Members of the Surrey Fire Fighters, Local 1271; Young Drivers of Canada; Klein Lyons; and may include additional sponsors, supporters and/or the media. Judges decisions are final. Visit our 2011 Judging Event for pictures of last year’s judging event.
Prizes will be awarded to 12 students throughout the province of British Columbia. All winning posters will be posted on the Drop It And Drive™ web site, www.DropItAndDrive.com for at least one year. All cash (gift card) prizes will be awarded to the winning entrants’ school; sponsor gifts are for individual winning entrants.
All 1st Place Winners will receive a $50 gift card, an official Drop It And Drive™ bear plus sponsor gifts including:
- Kindergarten 1st place – The Penguins of Madagascar Operation: Blowhole DVD;
- Grade 1-2 1st Place: A Turtle’s Tale – Sammy’s Aventures DVD
- Grade 3-5 1st Place: Disney Lady and the Tramp Diamond Edition Blu-ray
- Grade 6-8 1st Place: Dolphin Tale Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy
All 2nd Place Winners will receive a $50 gift card plus sponsor gifts
All 3rd Place Winners will receive a $50 gift card plus sponsor gifts
All entries must be postmarked by no later than March 15, 2012.
All entries become the property of Drop It And Drive™ and may be used for future marketing purposes. Student confidentiality is maintained with only initials, grade and school published online.
Winners will be notified by mail after April 15, 2012. Prizes will be awarded no later than May 15, 2012.