TXT L8R Contest to Offer $5,000 in Scholarships

High school and college students are encouraged to take part in a social media contest sponsored by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Department of Labor, Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana State Police.

The entities have partnered to award $5,000 in scholarships to students who compose the most creative, inspiring and viral posts on Twitter, Instagram or Vine using the slogan “Drive Now. TXT L8R.” The high school and college student whose post has the most tweets, retweets and favorites on Twitter will win. For Vine and Instagram entries, the most likes and the most creative will win.

Texting while driving is against the law. Indiana State Police troopers issued several citations and warnings to drivers under the age of 30 for texting while driving.

Students may register their public Twitter accounts and read contest rules at www.txtl8r.in.gov. Entries should be posted during April which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month with the hashtag #TXTL8RIN. Any posts that are composed while driving will be disqualified.

High school and college entries will be awarded seperately and up to three students may work together to compose an entry.