Students, you are invited to create a short film that promotes ways to be safe while walking and biking.
Austin Public Works' Safe Routes to School Program invites all 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Austin to participate in the Lights, Camera, Safety PSA (Public Service Announcement) Contest by August 3.
To enter, students are tasked with creating a short film that promotes ways to be safe while walking and biking. Videos can be in any format – so whether you’re an animation whiz or a BMX pro, what you do is up to you! To submit your video or learn more about the contest in English or Spanish, visit the Lights, Camera, Safety contest website.
The Safe Routes to School Program recommends the following tips to students creating videos:
- Stay close to home while walking and biking – no need to film your PSA at school.
- Cast family members as the stars of your PSA, since it is unsafe to meet with friends who live outside of your household.
- Create your film with your cell phone – no fancy equipment needed!
- Check out our handbook with more important guidelines and helpful filming tips.
Launched on March 10, the Lights, Camera, Safety PSA contest was envisioned as an opportunity for students to teach their peers about safety in unique and engaging ways. The contest deadline was extended in April to help provide a fun and creative activity for students at home from school.
The Safe Routes to School Program provides and trains crossing guards, teaches students how to walk and bicycle more safely, and partners with communities to improve students’ routes to school. Learn more on the Safe Routes to School Program website.