Three young Manitoba filmmakers have been recognized by the provincial auto insurer for their creative entries in the Rethink Road Safety video contest.
In November 2011, Manitoba Public Insurance challenged Manitobans aged 16 to 25 to create road safety awareness videos on three topics: impaired driving, distracted driving and speeding and aggressive driving.
MPI has recently named the winners:
Michael Scott ─ University of Manitoba
Austin Garbish ─ Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive School
Speeding & Aggressive Driving
Andrew Eyer ─ University of Manitoba
In total, more than $28,000 in prizes were available, with a first-place $5,000 award in each category.
“The entries were excellent and highly creative,” said Ted Hlynsky, Vice-President, Claims Control & Safety Operations, Manitoba Public Insurance.
“It was a fantastic opportunity for young people to use their imaginations in creating videos about the dangers of unsafe driving and, in doing so, send the message to their peers that speeding, driving while impaired and distracted driving are not acceptable.”
The top three entries in each category can be viewed on YouTube.