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Manitoba Youth in the Running for ‘Safe Txt’ Video Contest

December 2, 2011 7:12 AM | News

CAA’s online video contest to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving has garnered interest from students across Canada, including a handful in Manitoba.

The Canadian Automobile Association launched the youth-targeted contest earlier this fall called Practise Safe Txt. Entries were received and now Canadians can vote on their favourite by helping choose a winner. The top 10 videos will be declared December 7 and the grand prize winner will be picked by a national judging panel shortly after. The first place prize is $3,000, with the top finalists also taking home prizes.

Six Winnipeg students are entered in the contest, as well as one from St. Anne and another from Gimli.

“The quality of each of the Manitoba videos is impressive, but the strong message each sends – don’t text and drive – is even more powerful,” said CAA Manitoba spokesperson Liz Peters. “The hope is enough Manitobans will log on to vote for their favourite Manitoba video.”

To view submissions and vote, visit CAA.ca/safetxt.