Your SADD chapter is working hard to make a difference. Wouldn’t it be great to earn some money at the same time? There are always contests available that your chapter can enter and have a chance to win prizes that include thousands of dollars! See below for the possibilities, and remember – your chance of winning is usually a lot better than you think!
Project Yellow Light Contest Deadline April 1, 2015
Create a 25- or 55-second video that convinces teens not to drive distracted. The winner receives $5,000 and will have their video turned into a PSA by the Ad Council and released nationwide to 1,600 television stations! To learn more, visit projectyellowlight.com.
Create Real Impact Contest Deadline April 10, 2015
Communicate the danger of distracted driving in one of four ways a video PSA, an essay, a piece of artwork, or an original song and enter it. Theres an online voting period from April 13-18, and the leading vote-getter in each category gets $500. Then judges pick the grand prize winners, who receive $1,500. The school with the most entries also wins $1,500! Visit createrealimpact.com to learn more and enter.
Seat Belts Save Spring Challenge Deadline April 17, 2015
Register now for the spring Seats Belts Save Challenge. Conduct a seat belt survey, run a seat belt education program, and measure your results! Visit seatbeltssave.org to learn more.
Great American NO BULL Challenge – Deadline April 19, 2015
The Great American NO BULL Challenge is back for another year. This contest challenges you to create a video to help end bullying both in person and online. You have a choice of creating a short film of 2-5 minutes, or a shorter PSA of 30-60 seconds. Upload your video by April 19, and then there's a public voting period to pick the top 25 videos to go to the final judging stage. 15 finalists go to Los Angeles for the NO BULL National Educational Conference and Video Awards, where the winners are announced. To learn more and enter, visit nobullchallenge.org.
Besides contests, there are always grants available for your chapter to apply for to help fund your efforts. Usually, these grants require you to hold activities around a particular topic. Here are a couple of good places to research possible grants for your chapter:
Each year, YSA gives away $1 million in grants to youth groups like SADD chapters who take on service projects. There are a wide variety of grants with deadlines throughout the year, so check back frequently to see what’s new. Enter “SADD” in the “Partner Code” field of the application, and you’ll get a priority review!
Check out Do Something for grants to fund service projects on a variety of topics, or for cool campaigns your chapter can take on, like Teens for Jeans.
SADD College Scholarships Deadline April 27, 2015
Each year, SADD National raises funds at our national conference which help support college scholarships for SADD students. Students in a SADD chapter who are current seniors in high school and are committed to attend college in the fall may apply for one of 10 $500 scholarships offered. For more information, see the scholarship page.
Best of SADD National Awards Deadline May 1, 2015
Each year, SADD National recognizes the stellar work of our chapters, handing out awards for Activity of the Year, Advisor of the Year, and Chapter of the Year. Nomination forms are now available, and are due by May 1. Winners receive a cash prize and recognition across the SADD network. Click here for more information.