COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 3, 2014) – Teays Valley High School seniors Cody Redman and Justin Donaldson earnedthe Senior High Public Service Announcement (PSA) Grand Prize of $200 for their video entry in the 70th Annual AAA Traffic Safety Poster Program. The students will be honored Saturday April 5 during a special ceremony at Columbus Crew Stadium.

Cast Your Vote: http://postervoting.ohio.aaa.com

Out of nearly 1,000 entries into this year’s contest, AAA awarded four grand prizes, six first prizes, six second prizes and six third prizes. Redman and Donaldson were the only students from Teays Valley to win prizes.

People’s Choice Award:

All winning entries are located at AAA.com/PosterContest, where online voting is now underway for the 2014 People’s Choice Award. The voting began March 1 and will close on March 31.

Traffic Safety Poster Program:

The AAA Traffic Safety Poster Program aims to reduce traffic and pedestrian crashes, the leading causes of death for children ages 3 to 14. Students of all ages illustrate a selected safety category, under the supervision of dedicated educators and youth leaders.

Categories include:

  • Primary (grades K-2): Pedestrian and Child Passenger Safety posters
  • Elementary (grades 3-5): Getting to School Safely posters
  • Junior High (grades 6-8): How to Be a Good Passenger posters
  • Senior High (grades 9-12): Safe Teen Driving posters, graphic arts digitally enhanced submissions or audio/visual PSAs

A select panel of judges from AAA carefully selects winners in each category that display the proper use of traffic safety principles and demonstrate the student’s ability to create memorable entries that lead others to safety through example and enthusiasm. Redman and Donaldson’s PSA did just that.

As North America’s largest leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 54 million members with travel-, insurance-, financial- and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be found online at AAA.com.