“McDivitt Makes A Difference” Video PSA Contest

Congratulations to our 2016 PSA Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Ben Brossett, who won our 2016 PSA Contest. He received a MacBook Pro with editing software.Check out his winning video.

The 7th Annual McDivitt Makes a Difference PSA Contest has closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. The contest will reopen in March 2017.

Each year, McDivitt Law Firm holds this state-wide PSA contest to give students a platform to speak to their peers about the dangers of distracted driving.

The winning Public Service Announcement will air on TV in Colorado for two weeks in May, and the student who creates the winning PSA will receive either a MacBook Pro with editing software or a $1,500 gift card. The winning student’s school will also receive a monetary donation from the firm.

One of the biggest goals of McDivitt Makes a Difference is to keep our roads safe for everyone in the community, and this PSA contest is designed to help high school students send an effective safe-driving message to their peers.

How it Works

All PSA entries submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by two groups of people. The first, executives at McDivitt Law Firm, including a video production specialist, are looking for the content of the message. All entries will also be reviewed by a team of advertising executives looking for quality of production and story-telling.

Rules for Entry

  • Colorado high school students must be in grades 9-12.
  • PSAs must be 28-29 seconds in length.
  • Topic of the PSA must be the dangers of distracted driving, which can include texting while driving, putting on make-up, friends who create distractions, or substance abuse, among others.
  • Entries will be judged on students’ abilities to analyze and address the topic and produce a quality video.
  • Entries must be submitted electronically though the official online form, found on the Rules & Regulations page.
  • A complete list of Rules & Regulations can be found here.

Please be sure to review all of the rules and deadline information before beginning work on your PSA, and good luck!

For questions related to the PSA contest, please contact Sara Lewis or Dan McCarthy.


See the video below to check out the winning PSA from 2016.