US Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge Checklist
Before uploading your video entry, be sure it meets the following criteria: I worked by myself or with up to three friends. I am currently at least 13 years old AND in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.
My video is focused on my solution(s) to safer teen driving. My video contains my original work only. My video does not have copyrighted or trademarked signs, art or logos in the background. My video does not show clothing with third-party logos or sports teams. My video does not contain any copyrighted music. My video is uploaded to YouTube (see youtube.com/help for details).
On YouTube, my video has been named “Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge: “Insert Your Video Name here”. Any video that does not meet these criteria will be disqualified. Questions are to be addressed to Email [email protected]
TOYOTA AND DISCOVERY EDUCATION ARE CALLING ALL TEEN FILMMAKERS
2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge Invites Teens to Make Original Videos to InspireTheir Peers to Become Safer Drivers
New Web Site Offers Expanded, Free Resources for Teens, Parents and Educators as well as More Than $100,000 in Prizes for Students and Schools
Silver Spring, MD (Oct. 21, 2013) – Do you think you know a teen who could be the next Spielberg, Scorsese, or Soderbergh? Then steer them to the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, which invites burgeoning filmmakers and YouTubers to create original videos to inspire their peers to be safer drivers for the chance to win $15,000. In conjunction with the fourth year of this annual competition, partners Toyota and Discovery Education also launched an all-new sweepstakes for high schools and a new web site at ToyotaTeenDriver.com. In total, the companies are offering more than $100,000 in prizes for students and schools.
While cars today are safer than ever, automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens and according to the National Safety Council, the year a teenager gets their license will be one of the most dangerous of their life.
The contests and web site are part of Toyota Teen Driver, which was created in 2010 by Toyota and Discovery Education to help teens avoid distractions and stay safe behind the wheel. The program provides students, parents and educators with free online resources, including curriculum, parent coaching guides, digital games, videos and take-home activities.
“Safety is at the heart of everything Toyota does, which is why we are so excited about the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge,” said Latondra Newton, Toyota chief corporate social responsibility officer. “What could be more inspiring and impactful than harnessing the passion, creativity and talent of teens across the country to join us in making our roads safer for everyone?”
“Discovery Education knows that safe driving for teens is a critical issue for communities and families across the country – not only for the driver, but for their passengers, their parents and their fellow students,” said Bill Goodwyn, CEO of Discovery Education. “That is why ToyotaTeenDriver.com is one of the most important educational resources we can provide high school students, educators and parents. The engaging multimedia resources on the site use interactivity to show students first-hand why distracted or impaired driving is such a dangerous activity and can help them to make positive decisions that will keep them safe behind the wheel.”
Creative Contests and Resources Bring Teens, Parents and Educators Together Around Driving Safety
Toyota Teen Driver’s approach to safety education is grounded in the belief that bringing teens, parents and educators together is the key to changing teens’ behaviors. This year’s contests and new resources include:
The Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge: Beginning today through March 13, 2014, high school students across the country can enter their original videos to inspire their friends to drive more safely and avoid distractions. A panel of experts will choose ten finalists and the public will determine the winners in an online vote. The grand prize winner will receive $15,000 and will remake their video with a Discovery film crew for use on ToyotaTeenDriver.com and a range of Discovery’s online properties. The second place winner will receive $10,000 and a trip for two for a behind-the-scenes tour of a Velocity network show, while the third place winner will receive $7,500 and seven runners-up will receive $1,000 each.
The Toyota Teen Driver High School Sweepstakes: This new sweepstakes invites the public to enter a high school to receive a cash prize to implement a distracted driving awareness program on their campus. One school will receive a grand prize of $5,000 as well as a virtual driving simulator, while 10 other schools will receive runners-up prizes of $1,000 each. Anyone can enter a high school once a day between today and April 15, 2014.
New Web Site with Enhanced Video Content: ToyotaTeenDriver.com debuted a new look today as well as enhanced resources, including “Drive It Home” videos created for parents by experts at the National Safety Council, which tackle topics such as how to be a better driving coach and important safety tips.