Stop the Swerve

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni is once again challenging area high school students to participate in his Stop the Swerve Public Service Announcement and Billboard Challenge.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I am grateful to Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance and their administration of the Drunk Driving Trust Fund for the grant funding that will allow our office to expand our outreach to high school students. The PSA and billboard contest will showcase students sharing an important message with their fellow classmates and the community at large as it relates to drunk and impaired driving.”

The PSA and billboard contest is open to all Hampden County high school students, organizations, clubs and athletic teams to highlight the dangers of drunk and/or impaired driving. The contest consist of high school students submitting a 30 – 60 second video entry or billboard design which must be original, note the risks associated with drunk or drugged driving, and communicate messages about public safety.

There will be over $15,000 in prizes awarded to winning PSAs and billboard, prizes will come in the form of grants to be used to enhance the winning schools’ technological resources. Winning submissions will also be highlighted at the April 4, 2018 event at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Additionally the winning PSA will be broadcast on-line by 22 News, the CW Springfield, and on-line at WWLP.com.  The winning billboard will be displayed on a billboard here in Hampden County.

The guidelines below will provide you with rules and contest limitations. The following entry form and appropriate release forms must be submitted with entries. Every person who appears in a PSA submission must fill out either a minor release form for those under 18 or an adult release form for those over 18: 

2019 Contest Guidlines

2019 Entry Form

Release Form for WWLP TV-22

Over 18 Release Form for WWLP

Under 18 Release Form for DA’s Office

Over 18 Release Form for DA’s Office

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