STREETS, ART, SAFE -- EDUCATION IN THE ARTS
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COMPETITION REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THE 2019/2020 YEAR.
5th Annual Streets, Art, SAFE Film Competition
2019/2020 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 in which 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 routine 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 to 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 exactly 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 in the competition.
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 arts 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).
Last day to register for the competition: 23 December 2019
Last day to submit script/storyboard for mentoring (optional): 21 February 2020
Last day to submit Rough Edit for mentoring (optional): 20 March 2020
Final submission deadline: 17 April 2020
SAS Awards Ceremony (time/location TBA): 16 May 2020
Questions?: S_A_S@StreetsAreForEveryone.org or (844) 884-7233, ext. 804