Last Call for Public Service Announcement Challenge for area High School Students

March 13, 2019 -Springfield, Mass- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni is once again challenging area high school students to participate in the 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 drugged 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 drugged 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 billboards; 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, 2019 event at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Additionally the winning PSA will be broadcast 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 attached entry form and releases should be submitted with all entries. The deadline for submission is March 21, 2019. For any questions regarding the PSA or Billboard Challenge you can go to: http://hampdenda.com/community-safety-and-outreach-unit/stoptheswerve/  or contact the Hampden District Attorney’s Office at 413-747-1000.

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