The following information can be found at the NOYS website, of which FCCLA is a member organization:
It’s time to ACT OUT LOUD again this May, as part of National Youth Traffic Safety Month! NOYS has teamed up again with The Allstate Foundation Keep the Drive program to bring you Act Out Loud: Raising Voices for Safe Teen Driving, a national teen-and school-led activism competition to help spread the word about safe teen driving. With a grand prize of $10,000, the Act Out Loud contest will identify and reward the nation's best teen-led, school-based safe driving projects. High schools nationwide are invited to enter the contest by submitting their project proposals at the Act Out Loud website.
From the school nominations, the 20 best projects (based on creativity, communication of the issue and contest theme, and ability to reach the largest number of teens) will be selected. The 20 selected school teams will each:
* Be awarded $1,000 to carry out their project
* Receive a video camera to document their project
* Receive toolkits with suggestions for executing the project and engaging local opinion leaders
* Document their project through blog, photo, and video postings at www.actoutloud.org
In May, the public will be invited to vote for their favorites. The winning project, based on total online votes, will be announced on May 27, 2009. The top three school student organizations will receive cash awards to continue their traffic safety efforts,
First place receiving $10,000,
Second place receiving $5,000
Third place receiving $3,000.
A $5,000 grant will also be awarded to the non-profit national youth organization nominated by the First place team.
Visit www.actoutloud.org to submit your safe driving project. Submissions will only be accepted until February 17, 2009 11:59 p.m. ET.