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New Video Challenge For Wellington County Youth

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Distracted driving is a term that all too often used among youth, but do they really know what qualifies as distracted driving?
Safe Communities Wellington County is putting the call out to any youth 19 and under to participate in a Distracted Driving Video Contest to help youth clearly identify what it is.
The initiative is prompted by a recent statistic that one fifth of all road related injuries and fatalities involve youth that were distracted while driving.
Videos for submission should be 60 seconds long explaining the hazards of  Distracted Driving and what it means to the creator of the video.  To qualify for the contest, participants must reside in Wellington County.
A bonus for students in high school, trying to get in their mandatory volunteer hours, students that enter the contest or take part in the filming of a video can apply for up to 8 community service hours.
Each Municipality within Wellington County will be awarded a winner receiving $75.00 for first prize, qualifying residents may enter in the Township of Centre Wellington, Town of Erin, Township of Guelph-Eramosa,Township of Mapleton, Town of Minto, Township of Puslinch, and Township of Wellington North.
The overall winner in Wellington county will take home $225.
All videos will be judged by Safe Communities Wellington County on creativity, and the ability to convey the message effectively leaving an impact.
Contest begins: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Contest Closes: Wednesday, April 18, 2018.