Buckle Up, Phone Down campaign crowns winner of video contest

Lego stop-motion used to promote road safety

August 21, 2015

High school students throughout the London & Middlesex community were encouraged to enter the London Middlesex Road Safety Committee (LMRSC)’s “Buckle Up, Phone Down” video contest recently to promote safe driving to students and teens in the region. Participants were asked to create a 60 second video discouraging others from driving while distracted. 

London Health Sciences Centre is proud to be part of the LMRSC, and today joined with fellow committee members from the London Police Service and the Middlesex-London Health Unit to award the first prize to Aaron-John Williams, a grade 11 student at Saunders Secondary School. 

Aaron submitted a stop-motion video using Lego bricks to illustrate the dangers of using a cellphone while driving. Aaron received the 1st place prize which consists of a $1000 gift certificate for Young Drivers of Canada, as well as $400 worth of professional editing to his video submission, and $100 gift certificate to Cineplex Media, donated by Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).  Aaron’s video will be shown through LHSC’s Impact program and at Western Film.

Second prize went to recent Catholic Central High School graduate Jack Wraight, with third place going to Linda Ly, a recent graduate from A.B. Lucas Secondary School. 

To view all three videos and the final professionally edited version of the Stop Motion video visit the London Middlesex Road Safety Committee YouTube Channel