Kellam High School students Grace Harwell and Syra Newman took home first place in the Cox Communications and Hall Automotive’s Fourth Annual No 2 Distracted Driving video essay contest. This contest was open to high-schoolers in the region, and it tasked students with creating videos that showcase the perils of driving while distracted. These distractions could include texting, talking on the phone, etc.
Harwell and Newman’s video, “One Choice,” shows the hazards possible when a driver and passenger pay more attention to the activity on their phones than on the road.
More than 30 video entries were submitted to the contest. Judges narrowed the entries down to four semi-finalists, which were posted on the campaign’s website. For three weeks, voting was open for visitors to select their favorite video entry. According to Cox Communications and Hall Automotive, more than 40,000 online votes were cast, with Harwell and Newman’s video winning the most votes.
For winning the contest, Harwell and Newman won a $3,500 cash prize. In addition, Cox Communications and Hall Automotive donated $3,500 to Kellam High School.
To see all of the video finalists, visit no2dd.com.