SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN CONTEST FAQS

Q: I’m not sure if I am eligible to enter this contest. Who is eligible?
A: Please visit Contest Rules to see who is eligible to enter this contest.

Q: How do I know if my students are eligible to enter the contest?
A: Teachers or advisors will be able to work with high school students from traditional public, charter, private, and other approved high schools that are recognized and can be verified by the appropriate state’s Department of Education. Other public agencies (e.g., first responders and health professionals) may partner with a verifiable school and will be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Q: What happens after a teacher or advisor registers?
A: Teachers/advisors will receive an email from Impact Teen Drivers to confirm registration and eligibility to enter the contest. It is the responsibility of the teacher/advisor to contact Impact Teen Drivers at JustDrive@ImpactTeenDrivers.org if they have not received confirmation of registration within three (3) business days.

 

Q: When can we begin to work on our campaign?
A: Once you receive confirmation that your school is registered and eligible to enter the contest, your team can begin the action planning portion of the project. This is when you will start researching the topic, decide the roles and responsibilities of the student team members, and start reaching out to other community groups to partner with you.

Q: What’s the deadline and what do we need?

A: The deadline for submitting your campaign highlight video and press release is April 28th, at 5:00 p.m. ET. The social media campaign must have:

  • At least five infographics, posters, or other social media images
  • At least five other social media assets (e.g. Tweets, Gifs, Filters, etc.)
  • At least five PSA videos, between 15-60 seconds in length (e.g. Reels, TikToks, YouTube videos, etc.)
  • One press release that you share with at least one news outlet or community media organization
  • One highlight video, looking back at your campaign, how you planned it, how the community was engaged and involved in the social media campaign. Check out two examples of winning highlight videos, Berea-Midpark High School and Polaris Career Center and Trumbull Career and Technical Center.

Finalists will be asked to turn in 15 pieces of social media content for judging. See this Google Drive Folder for a sample campaign.

Q: How many students can participate in the contest?
A: This is up to the teacher or advisor. There is no minimum or maximum number of students requirement.

Q: When does the contest begin and end?
A: The contest is open from February 1, 2022 to April 28, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Q: How do teachers or advisors submit the highlight video and press release?
A: The highlight video and press release must be submitted via JustDrive@impactteendrivers.org on or before the closing date of the Just Drive contest: April 28, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. ET.

Q: If our entry is chosen as a finalist, what do I submit as a teacher or advisor?
A:  Impact Teen Drivers will notify up to 10 school entrants (no later than Monday, May 2, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET) that they have been chosen as finalist. As a finalist, the teacher or advisor will be responsible for working with their student group to determine their 15 best social media content items and records of where and who they shared their press release with to upload to their provided Google Drive folder for consideration by Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET.

Q: Is sharing the press release part of the contest?
A: To be considered for a prize, you must share the press release and provide a record that your press release was shared publicly, such as with a local media outlet or a community information organization. Examples include a local TV or radio station, your city council, local police departments, etc. Finalists will be asked to provide a record of press release distribution, along with their 15 pieces of social media content.

Q: How will our campaign be judged?
A: Entries will be judged in two rounds. Ten finalists will be chosen in the first round, and first, second, and third prize winners will be chosen in the final round. In round one of judging, the highlight video and press release will determine if the campaign is selected to move on to the final round of judging.

Q: When will the winners be announced?
A: Winners will be announced the week of May 23, 2022.

 

Q: What is the difference between the School Social Media Campaign Contest and the Student 30-second PSA Video contest?

A: The Just Drive Contest has two categories: student and school. The student contest is for students and consists of a 30-second PSA. The school category is for students who want to work with a teacher or advisor to create a week-long social media campaign. This campaign consists of a press release, social media content, and a highlight video.

 

Q: Can PSAs used in the school contest be submitted by students in the student category?

A: Yes! Students who create a 30-second PSA as part of their school’s Social Media Campaign entry are welcome to enter the Student 30-second PSA Contest. You are welcome to collaborate with others to make your video entry, but all entries in the Student 30-second PSA Video category are submitted by an individual student and each prize is awarded to an individual student.

 

Q: What is Positive Community Norming and how can we use it in our entry?

A: Positive Community Norming is an approach to changing attitudes and behaviors that focuses on the positive behaviors already taking place in a community. So, in your entry, instead of saying “All teens text and drive, but you shouldn’t!” a more effective approach would be to use the CDC statistic that 61% of teens don’t text while driving! In reality, most students make the safe choice, and we can encourage more teens to join the crowd!


STUDENT CONTEST FAQS

Eligibility:

Q: I’m not sure if I am eligible to enter this contest. Who is eligible?
A: Please visit Contest Rules to see who is eligible to enter this contest.


Website Registration and Entry Submission:

Q: How do I register? How do I upload/submit/send in my entry?
A: Information on how to register and upload your entry is available in the “How to Enter” section of the website. Important requirements and regulations are listed in the contest rules.

Q: Can I have a friend work on the entry with me?
A: Yes, you may collaborate on your entry! The entry needs to be registered under one name and cannot be submitted again under the other name. If your entry is selected as a prize winner, the grant check will be made out to the registered person’s name, and it will be up to the two of you to decide how to fairly split the award. Impact Teen Drivers will not split prizes.

Q: My friend is doing the entry with me. Can the award be in both of our names?
A: If your group entry is selected for an award, the grant check will be made out to the name it was registered under. It would be up to you and your friend to split the award.

Q: Can I enter the same entry from last year/last contest?
A: No. Entries must be unique and original for every contest. Please use your previous entry as an inspiration to make something new.

Q: I am a teacher/counselor/educator/etc. My school’s firewall is blocking your site. How can we get our students to enter?
A: Please speak to your school’s IT expert. If you are still unable to access the Just Drive website, we suggest you encourage students to enter at home or at the local library. If you are making this a required assignment or an extra credit project, ask the students to bring you their entry numbers. We would be happy to confirm that those students have entered, please contact us at justdrive@impactteendrivers.org.

Q: I received a rejection email and want to re-submit a new entry/I made a spelling error and want to edit my entry.
A: Thanks for reaching out! Please send us an email with your entry number and the updated YouTube link. Once received, we will remove your previous entry and upload your updated entry. Everything must be re-submitted before the end of the contest.


More Information on Reckless and Distracted Driving:

Q: I’m not sure I know enough information about reckless and distracted driving to discuss a solution or strategy to end it. Are there additional resources available to me?
A: Absolutely! Check out our evidence-based Interactive Education Modules. We have two available for you; What Do You Consider Lethal? and Are We Living in a Dream World? Scroll down to the bottom of this linked page to access the modules.

  1. Additional resources can be found on the following websites:

Q: What other resources are available if I’d like more information or inspiration?
A: We have a ton of free resources available for you. You can also check out our teen page. Ohio, Connecticut, and Maryland all have their own ITD Webpages with information that is specific to your state. Also, check out this link for additional teen driver safety resources.


Entrants:

Q: It’s been 24 hours and I still don’t see my entry!
A: Here are a list of reasons why you may not see your entry

  1. If you have received an entry confirmation email and still do not see your entry, it has been rejected.
  • All rejected entries will receive an email explaining why it was rejected.
  • Here is a list of reasons why an entry could have been rejected:
    • Overemphasis on alcohol or drugs
    • Seat belt was not worn in the video
    • Profanity
    • Off-topic entry
  1. Did you receive an email confirming your entry was submitted and waiting to be reviewed?
  • If you got an email confirming your entry was submitted successfully, it is still pending review by a Just Drive team member. Thanks for your patience!
  • If not- please contact us at justdrive@impactteendrivers.org.There may have been issues with your entry being uploaded.