Students Can Win Cash Prizes for Creative Safe Driving Messages


San Mateo, CA, August 15, 2017 – High school and college students can win a share of $15,000 available in the 2017 Fall Create Real Impact contest from Impact Teen Drivers and California Casualty. Submissions of creative ideas to prevent distracted teen driving will be taken August 15 through October 6 at

Grand prizes of $1,500 will be awarded for the best peer-to-peer messages highlighting solutions to reckless and distracted driving in the following categories:

  • Video
  • Music
  • Art
  • Creative writing

Prizes will also be awarded to schools with the most entries and top vote getters. Online voting will take place October 7 through October 12, with judges determining category grand prize awards by October 16. Winners will be notified October 17. Inspiration from past winners can be found at

The Create Real Impact contest is targeted at ending needless traffic crashes involving younger drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that traffic deaths have increased the past few years, with teens involved in the largest proportion of fatal distracted driving incidents.

“We believe that peer-to-peer led projects help motivate and encourages students to spread their solutions to reckless and distracted driving, the number one killer of teens in America,” said Kelly Browning, Ph.D., Executive Director, Impact Teen Drivers. “Helping others make smart choices saves lives.”

The Create Real Impact contest was initiated in 2009 as a proactive solution to the deadly epidemic of inattentive teen driving.

Entrants, ages 14-22, can find rules and information and enter their work at

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to educators, firefighters, law enforcement and nurses across the country. Founded in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit or call 1.800.800.9410.

Create Real Impact Contest