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This competition is available to all high school students who currently attend a public or private high1Billboard.png school in the State of Nebraska. Students may represent the entire high school or a specific organization or club sponsored by the high school.
 

Rules and Regulations

This competition is available to all high school students who currently attend a public or private high school in the State of Nebraska. Students may represent the entire high school or a specific organization or club sponsored by the high school.
 

Be Creative.  Have Fun.  Think outside the box!

1.       Be SAFE. Do not attempt video stunts, dangerous situations, dangerous locations and NO driving a vehicle during the production of your video. It is your responsibility to be safe and make sure no one is harmed during the making of your video.

2.       Participants must complete the application form online so that submissions can be tracked.

3.       Participants must read and agree to contest rules and regulations in order to be considered eligible for the contest.

4.       Adults may assist with production; however, they are limited to verbal guidance ONLY. Adults are allowed to be actors, but NOT content contributors.

5.       Entries must only contain original and non-copyrighted material. No copy written music, branded material, logos, etc. Cannot be used without express written permission from the copyright holder.

6.       The National Safety Council - Nebraska Chapter reserve the right to disqualify any submission for any reason deemed necessary.

7.       Submitted videos will not be eligible if they contain or appear to contain:

a.       Dangerous activity either behind-the-wheel or other.

b.       Profane or obscene material or language

c.       Nudity, profanity, or gratuitous violence

d.       Endorsement of illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, prescription drug use, or any other illegal activity.

e.       Derogatory characterization of any person or group

f.        Any other content deemed inappropriate by competition sponsors

g.       Any copyrighted or trademarked materials without express written consent from the copyright or trademark holder.  Anonymous

 

Technical Requirements

·         Each video will be no more than 30 seconds and no less than 15 seconds.

·         There should be 5 seconds of black at the beginning of the video with a “by title card”. Your title card should include: Team Name (include hashtags), high school name/location, film title, and the words “Beat Distracted Driving”.

·         Resolution can be 720x480, 1280x720, or 1920x1080. The higher the quality, the better.

·         Audio must be balanced

 

How films will be judged

A total of 5 videos will be chosen as winning videos. A video will be chosen from each category of school size (Class A, B, C, D) plus one Spanish speaking video (may be submitted by any Nebraska school).

Videos will be judged in two ways; a “judge’s score” and by “social media score”. The judges will be made up of an independent committee of safety professionals and marketers. Social media score will be gauged by the “likes”, “shares”, and other social media statistics. Contest qualifying social media platforms include Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram.

Important Tracking: When using social media to promote your video, please include TWO (2) hashtags: #BeatDistractedDriving and #YourChosenHashtagHere. Your chosen hashtag MUST include your schools’ name/initials (example: LNEOurPsaTheme or LincolnNortheastOurPSATheme)

Registration Submissions

Each team or individual who would like to submit a video, to be considered for the contest, must register to compete at www.SafeNebraska.org/BeatDistractedDrivingPSA

File Submission

Each team or individual may post their video on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, and/or Instagram. Video submissions posted prior to post date, will not accrue any social media points until launch day. Social media points will start on February 25, 2022. It is not recommended that you post early as you may see your biggest scores early, however, posting after February 25, 2022 is acceptable.  Promote.  Promote. Promote.  Be sure to include the two hashtags (noted on submitted application). Once posted, email the link of your video to hromig@safenebraska.org to insure tracking.  Promote your video to your friends, family, classmates!  Get your message out and rack up the social media points.

Must submit the following:

·         If your submission wins, please submit be prepared to provide your video in the following format is MP4, MOV, or WMV. Video will need to be submitted to hromig@safenebraska.org.

·         Actor/Actress Release – for each participant in the film, including any person whose voice, image, or likeness is used. If under 18, participants must have parent/guardian permission and signature on the release.

·         Location Release – Must have written permission to film on someone property.

Awards

A total of 5 videos will be chosen as winning videos. A video will be chosen from each category of school size (class A, B, C, D) plus 1 Spanish speaking video. If chosen, the winning school or school sponsored organization will receive a $2,000 prize. Winning videos will also run on various media throughout Nebraska.

All awards will be announced to the community in a press release and promoted via social media. All submitted films will have links placed on the National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter’s websites and will be shared with community partners, as well as on NSCN’s social media outlets.

Important Dates:

  • Register online.
  • Social media tracking begins:  February 25, 2022
  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month:  April 25, 2022
  • Winners Announced: Week of May 4, 2022

For additional information contact:

Hayden Romig
hromig@safenebraska.org