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Video PSA Contest Winners Announced!

In conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance hosted its fourth video public service announcement contest. The contest was open to high-school students and designed to encourage young drivers and their friends and peers to avoid distracted driving. The award ceremony was held on April 27th and included a special video message to the student contestants from VTrans Secretary Joe Flynn.

The goal for contestants was to research this important issue and produce a compelling 25-second video to enact change and spread the message to peers and the public that distracted driving is unacceptable and can have serious consequences. The VHSA hopes that videos produced by high-school students offer a relatable perspective for other young drivers. Finalists and winners were selected from the 52 entries submitted.

The Youth Safety Council of Vermont with support from Cooperative Insurance Companies of Vermont sponsored the People’s Choice Award. The YSCVT sends thanks to all the sponsors who supported the contest!

See a YouTube playlist of the winners’ videos!

1st Place — Sponsored by AT&T

Jack Mahar, Center for Technology Essex

2nd Place — Sponsored by AT&T

Andrew Martell, Stafford Technical Center

3rd Place — Vermont Insurance Agents Association

Sponsors Choice — Vermont Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association

Bradley Hunt & Charlie Clark, Brattleboro Union High School

4th Place – Sponsored by Yankee Driving School

Will Devereaux, Champlain Valley Union High School

5th Place & Sponsor’s Choice– Sponsored by AT&T

People’s Choice – Youth Safety Council of Vermont/Co-operative Insurance

Lexington Page, Essex High School

Sponsor’s Choice – Sponsored by AT&T

Daniel Airoldi, Essex High School

People’s Choice Award – Sponsored by Co-operative Insurance Companies and Youth Safety Council of Vermont

Devin Hogan, Southwest Tech

Honorable Mention – Sponsored by Midstate Dodge

Sam Umphlett & Asa Jelley, SouthWestTech, Bennington

Brayden Shelton, Rutland High School

Honorable Mention – Sponsored by AAA Northern New England

Asa Jelley & Sam Umphlett, SouthWestTech, Bennington

Cooper Niles & Aidan Forrest, Mt. Anthony Union High School

Secretary Flynn’s Video Message