Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

The NDTeenDrivers Traffic Safety Contest 2013 is open to students enrolled in North Dakota school ages 14 to 19 years old as of Sunday, September 1, 2013. Students can participate individual or in a group, no larger than five students; however, if working in a group all students must attend the same school.


If you are working in a group, the assistance of teachers, Community Traffic Safety Program Administrators, or parents that help in the process will not count towards your maximum of five participants.


Tell me about the contest!

The NDTeenDrivers Traffic Safety Contest is a statewide contest to promote traffic safety!


Student(s) will be required to develop a unique and original safety campaign slogan and submit a 30 second Video or Billboard design, individually or in a group no larger than 5 students, focusing on seat belts.


How do I sign up?

Each individual (working independently or in a group) must completely fill out the Registration Form and submit Video or Billboard artwork by 5:00 p.m. CST on Monday, September 30, 2013 and mail to North Dakota Department of Transportation, “NDTeenDrivers Traffic Safety Contest 2013” Attn: Carol Thurn, 608 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505. Any questions about the 2013 contest can be emailed to dot@nd.gov with “Teen Contest” written in the subject line of the email.


What is the timeline for the contest?

Contest Timeline
Date Activity
Thursday, April 11, 2013 Entry Form available online at: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/safety/contest/docs/registration.pdf.
Monday, September 30, 2013 All Video and Billboard entries must be postmarked and received by the ND Department of Transportation.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Video and Billboard Campaign winners will be announced.

What prizes can I win?

30 second Video Campaign


First Place: The winning video will be seen at the Carmike Movie Theatres across the state for one year and will be shown on local television stations for one week.


Billboard Design Campaign


First Place:: The winning billboard will be placed on billboards across the state for one month.


How are the winners determined?

Entries for the Video and Billboard campaigns will be judged by a contest committee.


Judging


Video and Billboard campaigns will be judged by a contest committee. The contest committee will judge on the below:

50% - Persuasive, creativity, informational, accuracy of information
25% - Script, coherence, visual design
25% - Correct formatting

Winner Notification

Winners will be announced Wednesday, October 16, 2013 on www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/safety/teens-parents.htm
Winners will also be notified by phone or email according to the information listed on the registration forms submitted.

How do I or my group submit our entry?


Download the entry form and submit with your video or billboard entry by Monday, September 30, 2013. You can download the entry form here.


Mail the form and entry to the ND Department of Transportation at:


ND Department of Transportation,
"ND TeenDrivers Traffic Safety Contest 2013"
Attn: Carol Thurn
608 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505


For more detailed rules and explanations, see Contest Rules at http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/safety/teens-parents.htm.