NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 17, 2010) — Bridgestone Americas has named three winners of its annual Safety Scholars national video contest and awarded each of them with $5,000 for college tuition and a set of Bridgestone-brand tires.
The three winning videos beat out more than 1,300 entries in the contest, all submitted by students ranging from 16 to 21 years old. More than 12,400 votes were cast by members of the public to determine the winners.
The winners of the competition are:
- Henry Busby, 20, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., for his video “Tales from the Junkyard,” which shows the dangers of bad driving habits such as texting;
- Taylor Deeds, 19, from Springfield, Mo., for her video “I'm a Killer,” which depicts what can happen as a result of drinking and driving; and
- Tom Leduc, 18, from Dearborn, Mich., for his video “Avoidable Accidents,” which shows the dangers of speeding.
In addition to scholarships and tires, each winner has the chance to have his or her video used as a public service announcement on television stations across the U.S.
These announcements are supported by Bridgestone in cooperation with Driver's Edge, an independent, non-profit safe driving course that's offered free to teens in select U.S. cities.