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Seatbelts save lives, yet there are people who still don't wear them. That's why we need your help to spread the message — through the Heads Up Georgia video contest.

If you're a Georgia high school student, create a 30-second video showing why riding without a seatbelt is bad news. The grand prize winner gets an Apple MacBook Pro!

Click here to read the video contest rules

Heads Up Georgia Video Contest Rules

1. All entries must be produced as a video public service announcement (PSA).

2. Each entry must focus on the dangers of not wearing a seat belt. All videos must end with the message, “Buckle Up, Heads Up”.

3. The length of each PSA should be 30 seconds.

4. Entrants must be currently enrolled in a Georgia High School.

5. Each PSA must have one Lead Producer. While several students may work together on the project, it must be submitted under only one name and any prizes will be awarded to the named Lead Producer only. Participants can choose to divide the prize on their own terms if they choose.

6. There is no entry fee.

7. Videos may be submitted for consideration one (1) time only. Once a video is submitted to Georgia Public Broadcasting that video becomes ineligible for submission into future Heads Up Georgia! Video Contests.

 8. Entries may be submitted through website starting on October 1, 2018. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Voting for finalists is open Monday, November 19, 2018 through Sunday, December 1, 2018. Winners will be contacted by December 6, 2018 and will be announced during the GHSA High School Football Championships on December 7 and 8, 2018.

9. All entries must be submitted in digital format. These files must be posted online via YouTube and a link will be listed on the entry form.

10. No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.

11. No professional assistance is allowed. Adults may assist with production but are limited to verbal guidance only. Adults are allowed to be actor or cameramen but not content contributors.

12. Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the United States. Content must not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual, or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; or 6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by Georgia Public Broadcasting in its sole and conclusive determination.

13. GPB will determine twenty (20) semi-finalists from the pool of entries. The twenty (20) semi-finalists entries will then be judged by the audience via the GPB website who will nominate their top ten finalists. Then an independent panel from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Georgia Public Broadcasting will determine the top three (3) winners.

14. The judges’ decision is final.

15. The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. Georgia Public Broadcasting will pay filmmakers no additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.

16. Awards will be presented as follows: One (1) First Place winner: The video will be aired in the broadcast of the 2018 GHSA High School Football Championships, and the winner will receive a Macbook Pro provided by GOHS before the end date; Two (2) Second Place winners: The videos will be aired in the broadcast of the 2018 GHSA High School Football Championships and each winner will receive an iPad Air provided by GOHS before the end date.

17. Students should keep at least one copy of their PSA. Georgia Public Broadcasting is not responsible for any films that are lost, damaged, or that do not upload properly.

18. Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant with the following exceptions: Entrants grant Georgia Public Broadcasting the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation. Entrants also grant Georgia Public Broadcasting the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant. Georgia Public Broadcasting maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.

19. By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and all Georgia Public Broadcasting employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of the use of such prizes. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.

20. Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules.


It's time to vote for your favorite videos!

The 2018 Heads Up Georgia video contest is moving on to the next phase. 20 videos were chosen and it's up to YOU to decide who moves on to the Top 10. To vote, simply watch the videos in the playlist below, and if you like what you see, then "like" it on YouTube. The 10 videos with the most YouTube "likes" will move on to the next round!



Heads Up Georgia Driving Course 2018



Heads Up Georgia 2017 Winners

First Place: Elise Brinkmann - Centennial High School


Second Place: Tara Parsa and Divya Srinivasan - Johns Creek High School


Third Place: Palmer Williams - Hillgrove High School