Each year, our "Streets, Art, SAFE" Competition honors high school students helping to combat the #1 killer of children in the United States -- traffic collisions.
Our 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony was held at AFI this year and it was amazing!
High school students teamed up with Hollywood filmmakers to produce traffic safety Public Service Announcements. The topics included distracted driving, drunk driving, the epidemic of traffic collisions, helmet safety and more!
The PSAs came from high school teams across the Southland who competed for 13 different awards, including best script, best cinematography, best special effects, best editing and, of course, Best PSA.
This year, our awards ceremony was held at the American Film Institute (AFI)! Presenters included
(a 4 time Academy Award winner),
(radio and TV personality) and
Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala
(2nd in command at LAPD).
(star of movies like The Goonies, Stand By Me, The Lost Boys and over 127 other film and TV credits) even presented the awards for our Best PSAs.
The winning Best PSA was produced and created entirely by students at Claremont High School, titled "Yearbook." It looks toward the future of our children with a twist.
Thanks to SAFE's partnership with the LAPD, this PSA will be played in local independent movie theaters around Los Angeles, reaching hundreds of thousands of people with the message of safer streets. Watch the powerful message below.
This PSA won a $1,000 grant for Claremont High School's Arts Department along with the students winning race lessons from BMW (on a closed track, of course). Thank you to BMW for providing this awesome prize for the students!
Runner-up PSAs in the competition were Best Friends (from Golden Valley High School) and Distracted Driving (Reseda High School).
Thank you to Hollywood Hotel and Pocrass & DeLosReyes for sponsoring our program and providing the funding for the grants awarded to the schools. We also thank the LAPD and Vision Zero Los Angeles for continuing to support our efforts in making this program more available for high school students in Southern California.