Student Video Wins Bridgestone Safety Scholarship Contest

Two students were finalists in nationwide video contest to advocate safe driving

Aug. 2, 2011 By Jenna Bartlo

Freshman Matthew Robertson got a head start on his tuition and studies as a film production major this summer — his humorous and educational video entry to Bridgestone Americas Safety Scholars Contest won him a $5,000 scholarship for the upcoming year. Robertson and junior Cinema and Media Arts major Sam Suksiri’s two video entries were both top ten finalists out of the 1,466 entries Bridgestone received.

Robertson took third place with his video titled “The Law Encouragement Officer,” where a fictitious “law encouragement officer” stopped and encouraged drivers who were obeying traffic laws.

The contest challenged 16-21-year-olds to create videos about safe driving.

Suksiri’s video focused on the harms of driving while tired. He was inspired to make the film after he had driven home one night exhausted and realized the negative effects driving drowsy can have.

Winners were announced Monday, August 5 after a public voting period.

Watch the finalists’ videos.

Read more about Biola's Cinema and Media Arts program.

Written by Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator. Jenna can be reached at (562) 777-4061 or at jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu.

 

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