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FOX61 partners with Impact Teen Drivers, NJM Insurance to hold PSA contest

Workshops for students will be held at University of New Haven and University of Hartford in early November.
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Best student produced PSA targeting distracted driving could win cash for your school.

HARTFORD, Conn. — FOX61 and Impact Teen Driving are partnering together on a contest to create the best public service announcement to combat distracted driving in youth.

Students will be eligible to win up to $10,000 for their school.

Two workshops will be held in early November to help students write and produce their PSA. This contest is sponsored by NJM Insurance.

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According to Impact, studies show around 4,000 teens die in car crashes every year and 75% of them do not involve drugs or alcohol. Thousands more are injured. Causes include speed, putting on makeup, eating/drinking, using the audio in the car, conversations and using mobile devices.

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For information contact: Maria Naeem, Wilton High School, CT High School Liaison at naeemm@wiltonps.org

Fri. November 4th (9 a.m. -1 p.m.)

  • Offering six 30-minute sessions over the course of the day
  • University of Hartford / Wilde Auditorium located at the Harry Jack Gray Center
  • 200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117
  • Contact: Jack Banks, Director, School of Communications and Cinema Program at 860-768-5277 and jbanks@hartford.edu

Sat. November 5th (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 

  • University of New Haven / Maxcy Hall, Room 103
  • 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516
  • Contact: Nicki Chavoya, Practitioner-in-Residence, School of Communications at 203-479-4517 and nchavoya@newhaven.edu

See the video from last year's contest here.

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Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.


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