BGSU student wins national contest PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 August 2011 11:20
Amber Cullen
A Bowling Green State University student has beat out nine other finalist to win a national public service video contest.
Amber Cullen, of Akron and a sophomore this fall studying film production at BGSU, will take home the $10,000 top prize in the Bridgestone Americas Safety Scholars Contest, for which contestants had to submit a short public service announcement about driver safety.
Cullen’s PSA, “The Phone Bandit,” about a superhero who is against texting and driving, received the most votes in the online polling.
The video takes a humorous approach to texting behind the wheel. Her “super hero” runs through the streets stopping people from texting while they’re driving.
Contestants had to submit an original video up to 55 seconds in length that conveyed effective ways to improve driver safety for drivers ages 16 through 21.
Her winning video could air as a public service announcement nationwide.
Robert Mai of Newport Beach, Calif. and Everett, Wash. native Matthew Robertson won second and third place, respectively, for their videos; they each received $5,000 in the national safe driving competition, now in its fifth year.
Each of the top 10 finalists also won a new set of four Bridgestone or Firestone-brand tires.
To view the video, visit www.safetyscholars.com.

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