During the month of April, Indiana high school and college students can put their social media skills to good use for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship toward their college education or any secondary schooling. Last year, we granted $85,000 to student award winners!
Texting and driving is against the law in Indiana—but, it's still happening. The use of cell phones is constant in today’s society, especially with young drivers. 71% of teens and young people say they have sent a text while driving and 78% say they have read a text while driving (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).Because of these alarming statistics, five state agencies have joined efforts to help raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving by sponsoring the Drive Now. TXT L8R social media contest. With your help, we hope to spread the word about this contest to students across the state.
Please share Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann’s message to young Hoosiers about the Drive Now. TXT L8R contest with anyone you know currently in highschool, college or other secondary education institution.
Visit www.txtl8r.in.gov for more information about the contest, including rules, FAQs and a link to the registration page. You can also download our campaign logo and fliers from this website to send to anyone you think might benefit from a $5,000 of education assistance. Students have until April 10 to register for the social media contest.
Thank you for helping us spread the word about this campaign and contest. We look forward to viewing the entries in early May and honoring the winners and their schools during a ceremony at the Statehouse in June.