PAG challenges teens in Graduation Safety message contest

PAG challenges teens in Graduation Safety message contest

PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Calling all high school students in Pima County, the Pima Association of Governments is holding a competition for a Graduation Safety Message.

Students that are enrolled in a Pima County may submit a graduation safety cell phone video and/or a graduation safety message/#hashtag that PAG will use on social media and web communication channels, according to a PAG release.

The purpose of the contest is to come up with a safety message to share during graduation week, when there is a higher number of car crashes.

The contest opens Thursday, April 13 with a final deadline for entry of Friday, May 5.  Entries should be submitted via email to

Finalist entries will be posted on from May 10-12, where the public will be able to 'vote' on their favorites via liking their favorite.  According to the release at least 200 likes are required for entries to receive cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

Other judging criteria will consider the number of students involved in development of the message and level of creativity.

Winning entries will be promoted via PAG and high school social media channels during graduation week: May 22 – 26, 2017.

Entry Categories:

  1. Video
  2. Slogan and #hashtag

Prizes for each Category (2):

  • 1st place - $200 Visa Gift Card
  • 2nd place - $150 Visa Gift Card
  • 3rd place - $100 Visa Gift Card

Judging criteria:

  1. Most Creative
  2. No. of students participating in submission
  3. 200+ Likes on Facebook

Contest details: One submission per student. Entries should include student name(s), name of high school where enrolled and contact information (email/phone).

Note: By submitting entries, participants grant PAG all rights to use the video and/or content in all PAG communication channels, including social media. No additional compensation will be provided except for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes as noted above.

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