Each year, our "Streets, Art, SAFE" competition honors high school students helping to combat the #1 killer of children and young adults in the United States -- traffic collisions.
This year, we still celebrated despite schools being closed since March due to COVID-19. It was a smaller pool but we felt it was even more important to acknowledge these students that worked extra hard to produce their work!
High school students from various high schools all over the Southland submitted different PSAs on the subject of traffic safety. They teamed up with Hollywood filmmakers to produce traffic safety Public Service Announcements. The topics included distracted driving, drunk driving, street racing, bike safety and more!
The PSAs were entered into and qualified for different awards, including best script, best cinematography, best special effects, best editing and, of course, Best PSA.
Check out our Virtual Awards Ceremony below, which includes some background on how SAFE came to be and organizational accomplishments.
The winner for Best PSA: Gold Award was produced and created entirely by students at the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences, titled "Too Close for Comfort." Thanks to SAFE's partnership with the Burbank International Film Festival, this PSA qualifies for potential viewing during their film festival, reaching hundreds of thousands of people with the message of safer streets.
Runner-up PSAs in the competition were "Child Car Seat Safety" (from Leichman CPTC) and "Blind Spot" (from Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School).
Thank you to all the students and teachers who invested their time to make this year's program a success!! We plan on launching the 2020/2021 Film Competition soon, so stay tuned.
To learn more about the "Streets, Art, SAFE" competition, visit
or call (844) 884-7233 Ext. 804.
Watch all winning 2020 PSAs here