April 11-15, 2022
Schools and teenagers have a chance to win a total of $5,000 in prizes by taking part in the Work Zone Awareness Week Teen Competition. The competition is the result of a partnership among Reduce TN Crashes, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, the Tennessee Road Builders Association, and the Students Against Destructive Decisions.
The aim is to bring awareness to National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), which is held April 11 – 15. This annual spring campaign is held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. We want drivers to “Work with Us,” “Move Over,” and “Slow Down.”
There are two ways to win:
For the month of March, schools and teens can earn points by completing activities centered around work zone safety and awareness, competing for the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes.
One of the featured activities is a TikTok competition. The best short video that supports the messaging of NWZAW will be awarded $1,500 and will be featured on the state agencies’ social media platforms. Second place will receive $750, and third place will receive $250.
The other activities have been assigned a point value and prizes will be awarded to individuals, schools, or classes with the highest point total. The first-place winner will also receive $1,500 and be featured on the state agencies’ social media platforms. Second place will receive $750, and third place will receive $250. See below for the list of activities.
The winner of the overall Work Zone Awareness Week Teen Competition will be determined the week of April 18th. The winner(s) will be notified and announced on the involved agencies’ social media accounts.
How to participate:
1. Complete the Featured Work Zone Awareness activities listed below.
2. Take photos and submit for points. (Just like you normally would for any Reduce TN activity!)
3. All Featured Work Zone Awareness activities must be submitted by April 15th to be eligible for prizes with the exception of TikTok submissions, which are due by April 4th.
4. The school with the most Featured Work Zone Awareness activities will be considered for prizes.
*NOTE* The Reduce TN Crashes “School Scoreboard” is not reflective of the WZAW campaign and the Work Zone Safety Awareness Activities will be tailed separately.
WZAW Overall Points
Prizes were funded by the Tennessee Road Builders Association.
Featured Work Zone Awareness Activities: