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Submit Your Video

Deadline to submit your video is February 29th BY 11:59pm

About the Contest

Show us what you know and help educate others by creating a video promoting pedestrian safety! You can be the writer, producer, director, and the star! Create a 30-second video promoting the importance of focusing on your surroundings and not your phone while walking, driving, or riding a bike.

Enter for a chance to win a MacBook Air, or as a
team to share $800 in Visa gift cards and other
prizes, all while earning SSL hours!

The Prizes

Individual Prizes

Grand Prize - MacBook Air
1st Runner Up - Apple Watch
2nd Runner Up - Tripod for Mobile Phone


Group Prizes
(shared by up to 4 team members)

$800 in Visa Gift Cards
$400 in Visa Gift Cards
$200 in Visa Gift Cards

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Tips, Rules and Details


  • Speak slowly and clearly so that all your words are understood by the audience and the judges.
  • Make sure background music or sounds do not interfere with any spoken dialogue.
  • Screen text, size and display need to be readable.
  • The message must be 30 seconds; slates and credits cannot be overlaid onto the video or included in the 30 second message allotment. Entries over 30 seconds will be disqualified.
  • Include credits that list:
       Name of the student individual contestant (first name only)
       Names of the student team contestants (first names only)

Contest Rules

  • Your video must address pedestrian safety awareness and best practices
  • Entries must have a title
  • Entries can be no more than 30 seconds in length
  • Entries can be individual or a team (up to 4 members)
  • Each student participating in the contest must be listed on the entry form
  • One entry per team or individual. Students may enter as an Individual or as a Team of up to 4 students from the same school. If a student in any way participates in more than one video, all of those entries will be disqualified.
  • No professional assistance
  • No use of copyrighted material is allowed, including background music
  • Entries must not contain inappropriate or explicit images nor the use of profanity
  • COVID-19 Safety: Must abide by any local mandates regarding social distancing, masks, etc.
  • Ten SSL hours available to each contestant if their video meets all requirements. SSL Verification section on the entry form must be completed and turned in by February 29, 2024
  • Video submissions will be accepted in both English and Spanish languages
  • All submissions must be uploaded to Google Drive, Drop Box, YouTube, or similar program and a link must be provided on the entry form
  • If your video wins, all team members must provide a signed release form to be eligible to receive the prizes. If under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the form

Additional Details

  • High School students enrolled in MCPS or private schools in Montgomery County, MD are eligible to enter.
  • Contest is open from February 1-29, 2024.
  • Winning videos will be posted on the MCDOT Ped Safety website and social media channels.
  • All entries become the property of MCDOT
  • Winning videos may be submitted to multiple media outlets. Decisions regarding use of video rest with the media outlets’ director.
  • MCDOT has the right to edit and to use all entries for public information purposes.
  • If you have questions about the contest, please contact
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