Michigan Auto Law is offering $5000 in scholarships (the top prize is $2000) to Michigan high school students who can come up with some way to persuade other kids to put their phones down while driving. I know - you're rolling your eyes and saying, "Good luck with that", but you never know - if you can just get in the heads of a few people, it could save some lives AND you might come out of this with some money for school. (And it would look good on your resume.)

According to ClickOnDetroit, here are the rules for the "Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship" (BTW - named for Kelsey Raffaele of Sault Ste. Marie. Raffaele who died in a cellphone-related accident):

Michigan Auto Law is looking for the "best persuasive video, tweet or graphic to convince young drivers to reduce distractions while driving".

You have to be a 2019 graduate or a senior graduating in 2020 who attended or are attending any Michigan high school.

You have to be a Michigan resident and have a valid driver's license.

If you are under 18 as of October 11th, 2019 you'll have to have a parental consent form signed.

Applicants can submit either a YouTube video (30 seconds maximum); a graphic (PNG only); or a Tweet of 110 characters or less. (Remember - "brevity is the soul of wit")

The application deadline is Aug. 31.

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