San Ramon Valley Street Smarts is calling on local middle school students to create short traffic-safety videos for its 11th annual "Be Reel!" contest.
The contest, open to middle schoolers in teams of up to four students, tasks participants to prepare a 60-second public service announcement based on this year's theme of "School Zone Safety."
Entries are due Nov. 13 by 4 p.m. Finalist videos will be screened at a special award ceremony Jan. 13 at Danville's Village Theatre, after which the first- and second-place finishers will be revealed.
Students who finish first will each receive a $100 gift card, and the second-place recipients will each earn a $50 gift card. All finalist videos are broadcast on Contra Costa Television.
For more information, including full contest rules, visit the Street Smarts website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Smarts is a partnership among the San Ramon Valley school and fire districts, the town of Danville, city of San Ramon, Contra Costa County and the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs.