Student Distracted Driving Awareness Billboard Design Challenge 2022

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The Transportation Improvement Association, through the support of State Farm, is again challenging Michigan high school students to create a public service announcement billboard to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.

Students are encouraged to create their own billboard artwork using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator (1400 pixel width x 400 pixel height). We are also requesting that students include a very brief slogan to demonstrate the importance of a driver keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. All submissions shall be submitted by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 13, 2022.

A panel of judges will select the winning entry based on creativity and how well the importance of not driving distracted is communicated. A winner will be selected and announced at a press conference, and the artwork will be displayed on The winning entry, including the name of the student and their school, will be featured on Michigan billboards for millions of people to see. The winner, and referring educator, will each receive a $500 cash prize.


  • Any high school student may enter (Grades 9 – 12).
  • All applicants MUST complete a Participant Information & Permission Form to participate in the contest. Applicants must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to participate if under 18 years of age.
  • Winning entry must be able to be presented in the required design specifications.
  • Winning entry will be awarded a $500 prize, as well as $500 to the designated referring educator for classroom improvements.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Monica Yesh at (248) 334-4971.