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2021 Spread The Word Texting Is Now Illegal Poster PSA Contest


In June, $500.00, $300.00 and $100.00 will be awarded to a Florida students’ school. Applicants are challenged to create a persuasive message informing Florida Drivers that texting is now illegal while driving in School Zones, which are now hands free only.

The 2021 Spread The Word PSA Poster contest winners will be notified by May 30th, 2021.

The Contest Objectives

Design a poster to inform that “Texting while driving in School Zones is now illegal in Florida” “Go Hands Free Only” by using safe Bluetooth practices when driving in School and Construction zones.

Unleash Your Creativity

Download the poster template, then use your imagination to bring it to life! Add color, paint, characters, cars, etc. The options are endless! Just remember, Texting While Driving In School Zones Are Illegal!

Contest Rules & Info

CONTEST STARTS: 02/08/21 12:01 AM EST

CONTEST ENDS :  05/08/21 12:01 PM EST


Who May Enter?

The 2021 Spread The Word PSA poster contest is open to all Florida elementary and middle school students

Rules & Guidelines

Design a poster keeping one or more of the following safety messages in mind:   

Cross the street safely at the School Zone crosswalk

Always make eye contact with drivers when crossing the street

Look before you cross: left, right, left again

Don’t talk, text or use your phone while Driving or crossing the street in a School Zone

Always wear a helmet when riding your bike or scooter in a School Zone

Original base template must be used. The 8 ½ x 11 template is available for download at

Judging will be based on:

Thoughtfulness of design (10%)

Proper use of safety laws (helmets, walking in crosswalk, etc.) (25%)

Clarity of School Zone pedestrian safety and/or safe phone use conveyed by text and artwork (15%)

 Relevance of poster theme to School Zone No Texting while driving pedestrian safety (25%)

Creativity, originality and artistic quality (10%)

Visual clarity, ability to easily view elements (10%)

Brightness and use of color (5%)

Artwork must be accompanied by a completed entry form and uploaded to the contest page at

In the event of a tie the person who has the next highest score in the following category order will win the tiebreaker: proper use of safety laws, relevance of poster theme, clarity of pedestrian safety, creativity/thoughtfulness, visual clarity, brightness.

Poster designs may not incorporate any copyrighted characters (i.e., comic and/or television characters), photographs, and magazine or newspaper illustrations.

Posters must be original student artwork with no adult assistance.

Lettering should be clearly legible within whatever portion of the poster it may be used.

No clip-art, stickers, glued or taped objects.

Collage materials should not be used. Posters can be created using one or more of a variety of drawing tools (e.g. crayon, colored pencil, marker, paint, chalk, glitter, etc.)

ATTENTION: Please accurately follow all requirements and restrictions, as failure to do so will subject the entry to disqualification. All winning entries become the property of the Dori Saves Lives Foundation which reserves the right to modify any poster for reproduction purposes.

Only one entry per student will be allowed. NO TEAM ENTRIES.

More than one student may NOT submit a single entry.

How to Enter:


Select Poster template, download and print.

Design your poster.

Once you’ve finished and are ready to enter, take a picture of your poster and submit it on the entry page. Make sure you attach a copy of your completed entry form signed by a parent or adult guardian or your entry will not be accepted.

Once your entry has been reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email (keep this for your records).

The contest will end at 12am on May 8th, 2021. All winners will be notified via email and results will be posted to the Dori Saves Lives website.

2021 Spread The Word Poster PSA Entry Form
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Phone # (Required)
ext Extension
Any applicants under the age of 18 by March 6th, 2020 that are chosen as a finalist must have a parental consent form completed by a parent or guardian.
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(NOTE: Prize open to Florida residents only)*
Must check box that you Pledge to Spread The Word not to Text while Driving & to Join the Zero Distracted Driving Movement *
Must check box that you agree with the Official Rules, Terms & Conditions *
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  • The Florida Transportation Builders' Association, Inc.

  • FDOT, The Florida Department of Transportation, regulates public transportation in Florida.

  • Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a cabinet agency of the Florida government

  • Enterprise Holdings private foundation, giving back to communities.

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; United States Department of Transportation

  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County

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