Where Safety Meets Creativity
AAA Northeast is now accepting entries for the 2016-2017 AAA Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest. Students in grades K-12 in Essex, Morris and Union counties are eligible to participate. The AAA Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest encourages creativity and represents a unique opportunity for students to communicate safety messages to their peers.

Participating in the contest gives students the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents and traffic safety knowledge on the subjects of pedestrian, child passenger and novice driver safety.

 - Students in Grades K - 8 may submit an original, hand-drawn poster.

 - Students in Grades 9 – 12 are allowed to submit a hand-drawn poster, a graphic art/digitally-enhanced design, or a one- to two-minute video public service announcement.

The competition is judged on a state-wide basis by traffic safety and art experts. Entries are judged on the relationship of the entry to proper traffic safety practices, originality, creativity and execution, visual impact and relevance of the slogan.

Winning entries are featured on the AAA Northeast website and selected first-places entries may appear in the Club’s monthly publication, Your AAA.

  • Click here to download the 2016-2017 AAA Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest Brochure
  • Click here to download the 2016-2017 AAA Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest Entry Form
  • Click here to download full 2016-2017 AAA Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest Letter & Rules

Submissions

The competition is judged on a state-wide basis by traffic safety and art experts. Entries are judged on the relationship of the entry to proper traffic safety practices, originality, creativity and execution, visual impact and relevance of the slogan.

Grades K-8 - Students may submit an original hand-drawn poster.

  • Pedestrian & Child Passenger Safety (Grades K - 2)
  • Play Away From Traffic (Grades K - 2)
  • School Bus Safety (Grades K - 2)
  • Proper Use of Booster Seats (Grades K - 2)
  • Bicycle Safety & Helmet Use (Grades 3 - 5)
  • Nighttime Visibility (Grades 3 - 5)
  • Pedestrian Safety (Grades 3 - 5)
  • Bike Safety (Grades 3 - 5)
  • Obey Your AAA School Safety Patrols (Grades 3 - 5)
  • Interacting with Motorists (Grades 3 - 5)
  • Buckle Up (Grades 6 - 8)
  • Don’t Distract the Driver (Grades 6 - 8)
  • Dangers of Using a Cell Phone or Changing the Radio/CD While Driving (Grades 6 - 8)

Grades 9-12 - Students may submit a hand-drawn poster, a graphic art/digitally enhanced design or a one- to two-minute video public service announcement.

  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Distracted Driving
  • Aggressive Driving/Speeding
  • Safety Belt Use/Buckle Up
  • Drowsy Driving

Judging Criteria

Illustrated or Graphic Arts Posters:

  • Relationship of the entry design to proper traffic safety practices
  • Originality of how idea is expressed in the design
  • Creativity and its execution
  • Visual impact of the design
  • Relevance and creativity of slogan

Audio/Visual PSAs:

  • Audio/visual entries must be PSA format and no longer than two minutes in length.
  • Originality, creativity and the relationship to traffic safety apply as described above.

All categories must display/depict proper use of traffic safety principles. Students are strongly encouraged to create an original slogan.

Prizes

First Place (one per category) - $300 
Second Place (one per category) - $150 
Third Place (one per category) - $100 
Grand Award (Senior High only; overall winner between Media Arts and Audio/Visual categories) - $1000 
Teacher Award (for the teacher with a first-place student) - $50

Winning entries are featured on AAA.com and may appear in the Club’s monthly publication, Your AAA.

Winning and additional select entries will appear in the annual AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest Calendar.