STREETS, ART, SAFE -- EDUCATION IN THE ARTS
SEE ALL WINNING 2020 PSA's
Registration will open for the 2020/2021 competition in Sept/Oct 2020
6th Annual Streets, Art, SAFE Film Competition
2020/2021 Year Information and Registration
OUR MISSION: The mission of the Streets, Art, SAFE Film Competition is to aim to improve the quality of life for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers alike by working to reduce traffic caused fatalities to zero.
Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE)In major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, millions of drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians share bustling thoroughfares. Unfortunately, per the LA Department of Transportation, Los Angeles is the deadliest American city to walk, bike, or drive. According to LA Weekly, a staggering 48 percent of crashes are hit-and-runs.
This may seem unbelievable, but Damian Kevitt lived it. On a regular Sunday morning bike ride in February 2013, a driver struck him and never stopped -- dragging him nearly a quarter mile under the car, from the streets onto and down the freeway. Fortunately (and almost unbelievably), he survived. In the process, he lost his right leg and gained a new mission: to prevent future traffic safety issues through education and outreach. In March 2015, he founded Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to accomplish that mission.
In the few years it has been in existence, SAFE has accomplished much. Through outreach and work with city officials, the organization helped drop the incidence of hit-and-run crimes by 16 percent in a year (per LAPD report). It has been responsible for legislation implemented in multiple cities across the entire state of California. SAFE has also reached hundreds of millions on traffic safety issues through media, PSA billboards, and direct contact.
Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are an outstanding form of outreach, especially in large, arts-focused cities like Los Angeles. In addition, they are informative and creative, which makes them an excellent teaching tool for young adults.
Creativity and Change Through Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
SAFE created a contest amongst high school students to produce a PSA about traffic safety issues. The purpose of this program is two-fold:
This contest is called Streets, Art, SAFE.
Supporting Teachers and Mentoring Students
Making a PSA is no small task. This challenge is precisely what makes this competition fun and exciting! To help participating students understand the assignment, SAFE provides:
Judging CriteriaIn addition to mentoring students, film industry specialists serve as the blue ribbon panel that judge and help choose the winning PSAs. They give each PSA a score of 1 to 10 in the following six categories:
Awards, Prizes, Trophies, and AcknowledgementsThe competition culminates in a red-carpet Streets, Art, SAFE Awards Ceremony (SAS Awards). Students who submitted PSAs for final judging are presented with a certificate acknowledging their hard work and congratulating them for being a finalist.
Trophies are awarded by judges, celebrities, and civic leaders in the following categories:
1. Script Originality/Creativity
5. Post-Special Effects/Graphics
Best PSA Awards
1. Best Distracted Driving PSA
2. Best Driving Under The Influence PSA
3. Best Cycling Safety PSA
4. Best Pedestrian Safety PSA
5. Best Safe Driving PSA
6. Funniest PSA (optional)
7. Scariest PSA (optional)
Grand Prize Awards
1. Best Overall PSA Bronze Winner
2. Best Overall PSA Silver Winner
3. Best Overall PSA Gold Winner
The Grand Prize winning teams, including the sponsoring teacher, are acknowledged with a special trophy and grants awarded to each school art department. Last year, thousands of dollars were awarded to the winner's schools.
All PSAs must meet the following criteria:
Suggested TopicsSAFE’s list of recommended PSA topics include:
Students are also free to propose their own topics (see Registration Form for details).
The schedule for the 2020/2021 competition will be available after registration opens in Sept/Oct of 2020.
Questions?: S_A_S@StreetsAreForEveryone.org or (844) 884-7233, ext. 804