Stay Awake! Stay Alive! Contest

Stay Awake Stay Alive Contest

Stay Awake! Stay Alive! Contest

Presented by The National Road Safety Foundation and the NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

WINNING PSAs Chosen!!!

First Place Winner
Aneesa Addarich

“Designated Driver”
20 years old
Yonkers, NY
SUNY Binghamton

1st Runner Up
Owen Holland 
“Make it Home”
20 years old
Waverly, PA
SUNY Binghamton

2nd Runner Up
Matthew Weinold 

“Too busy for Sleep”
24 year old
Shoreham, NY
SUNY Stony Brook

Click to read the press release


Your Mission: Create a Video public service announcement (PSA) that is exactly 25 seconds 
Your Audience: All Drivers and Passengers 
Your Topic: The theme for the “Stay Awake! Stay Alive!” PSA contest is drowsy driving prevention. Raise awareness on how to recognize the signs of drowsiness in yourself as the driver, as the passenger or in others on the road and share prevention tips to prevent drowsy driving crashes.  
Why: The PSA goal is to develop a message that will raise awareness and promote positive behavior change on the preventable issue of Drowsy Driving, and potentially save lives.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria: 

  1. Ability to capture the attention of others. 
  2. Persuade others to alter driving habits. Your film must resonate with all ages and move them to action. 
  3. Clarity of message: It must be understandable and well-structured.
  4. Creative expression: Put your personal stamp on it. 
  5. Video should be of good production quality (clear and audible).

Students may enter individually and can work with a team.

See official contest rules at and/or download a PDF of the official contest rules

Download the flyer to share with other students

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Fill out the form below when your 25 second video PSA is ready!


Stay Awake! Stay Alive! Contest Entry Form

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