Stop the Swerve

All Hampden County high school students encouraged to participate in Drunk Driving Public Service Announcement Challenge; Up to $20,000 in prizes to be awarded to area schools

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 encourage all high school students in Hampden County to accept this challenge! Create a public service announcement or a billboard design around the dangers of drunk driving a win cash prizes for your school! Help get this important message out.”

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 driving. The contest consist of high school students submitting a 30 second video entry or billboard design which must be original, note the risks associated with drunk driving, and communicate messages about public safety.

The Hampden District Attorney’s Office the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance and their administration of the Drunk Driving Trust Fund for the grant funding that allows for this outreach to high school students. The PSA and billboard contests will showcase students sharing an important message with their fellow classmates and the community on the dangers of drunk driving.

Up to $20,000 in prizes will be award to the schools of winning entries. Additionally, all winning submissions will also be highlighted at an April 7, 2022 event at the Basketball Hall of Fame, and 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 deadline for submission is March 28, 2022. If you have any questions regarding the PSA or Billboard Challenge please the District Attorney’s Office at 413-747-1000

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