Winners Announced: TikTok Contest for Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April
July 16, 2021 08:00 AM
A contest was held in April for Distracted Driving Awareness Month calling on students to create an original video on TikTok that would convey a safety message related to the dangers of distracted driving. Students were given a timeline of one week to post their entry to their public TikTok account. They were to follow and tag the @highwaysafetynetwork account, and include the following hashtags: #HSNandSF, #stopDD and #ContestEntry.
The winning entry came from California Area High School in Washington County, located in PennDOT's District 12. The grand prize was presented to Elaina Nicholson who is a member of Students Against Dangerous Decisions (SADD). Also appearing in the video were fellow classmates Cheyenne Weld, Mylaina Pendo and Anthony Bell. The first runner-up was from Pottsville High School and the second runner-up was from Boyertown High School.
The contest ended with 28 entries from 27 counties of the Highway Safety Network, representing PennDOT Districts 2, 3, 5 and 12. The contest was sponsored by State Farm, offering a grand prize of $500 to the winning entry. The first runner-up and second runner-up also received prizes. The judges were PennDOT's Christy Timbrell, Patrick Yost, Scott Kubisiak and Jennifer Kuntch.
All video submissions can be viewed by searching #hsnandsf on the TikTok app. The hashtag has been viewed over 61,500 times to date.
PHOTO: Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Forest Allison, Colleen Lantz (Highway Safety Network), Cheyenne Weld, Elaina Nicholson, Dax Thomas (State Farm) and Mylaina Pendo.