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Springfield grad wins $10,000 prize for texting video

By John Published: August 2, 2011

Amber Cullen, who shot a clever one-minute safety video about texting while driving, won the big $10,000 prize in Bridgestone America's national contest.I wrote about her and posted her video here.

Here's the news from the press release (she's from Springfield Township, BTW):

Amber Cullen of Akron, Ohio, took home the $10,000 grand prize for
her video, ''The Phone Bandit.'' Robert Mai of Newport Beach, Calif. and
Everett, Wash. native Matthew Robertson won second and third place,
respectively, for their videos; they each received $5,000 in the national safe
driving competition, now in its fifth year.
The three winning videos beat out almost 1,500 other entries from 16-
21 year-olds across the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) to
become one of the 10 finalists. They then secured the most votes from the
public to win the grand prize. Nearly 10,000 votes were cast on
www.safetyscholars.com to determine the winners. The three winners and
all top ten finalists' videos can be viewed on the website.

I'm in Philadelphia for a 10-day Neuroscience Boot Camp sponsored by the Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania, but I was checking email tonight and wanted to get the word out about Amber's big win.

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