Published On: Thu, Feb 18th, 2021

2021 Spread The Word Texting Is Now Illegal Poster PSA Contest

Dori Saves Lives Foundation Announces 2021 Contest


In April, $500.00, $300.00 and $100.00 will be awarded to a Florida students’ school. Applicants are challenged to create a persuasive message informing Florida Drivers that texting is now illegal while driving in School Zones, which are now hands free only.

The 2021 Spread The Word PSA Poster contest winners will be notified by April 30th, 2021.

The Contest Objectives: Design a poster to inform that “Texting while driving in School Zones is now illegal in Florida” “Go Hands Free Only” by using safe Bluetooth practices when driving in School and Construction zones.

Unleash Your Creativity: Download the poster template, then use your imagination to bring it to life! Add color, paint, characters, cars, etc. The options are endless! Just remember, Texting While Driving In School Zones Are Illegal!

Contest Rules & Info


CONTEST ENDS :  05/08/21 Noon


Who May Enter?

The 2021 Spread The Word PSA poster contest is open to all Florida elementary and middle school students

Rules & Guidelines

Design a poster keeping one or more of the following safety messages in mind:   

  • Cross the street safely at the School Zone crosswalk
  • Always make eye contact with drivers when crossing the street
  • Look before you cross: left, right, left again
  • Don’t talk, text or use your phone while Driving or crossing the street in a School Zone
  • Always wear a helmet when riding your bike or scooter in a School Zone

Original base template must be used. The 8 ½ x 11 template is available for download at

Judging will be based on:

  • Thoughtfulness of design (10%)
  • Proper use of safety laws (helmets, walking in crosswalk, etc.) (25%)
  • Clarity of School Zone pedestrian safety and/or safe phone use conveyed by text and artwork (15%)
  • Relevance of poster theme to School Zone No Texting while driving pedestrian safety (25%)
  • Visual clarity, ability to easily view elements (10%)
  • Brightness and use of color (5%)

Artwork must be accompanied by a completed entry form and uploaded to the contest page at

In the event of a tie the person who has the next highest score in the following category order will win the tiebreaker: proper use of safety laws, relevance of poster theme, clarity of pedestrian safety, creativity/thoughtfulness, visual clarity, brightness.

Poster designs may not incorporate any copyrighted characters (i.e., comic and/or television characters), photographs, and magazine or newspaper illustrations.

Posters must be original student artwork with no adult assistance.

Lettering should be clearly legible within whatever portion of the poster it may be used.

No clip-art, stickers, glued or taped objects.

Collage materials should not be used. Posters can be created using one or more of a variety of drawing tools (e.g. crayon, colored pencil, marker, paint, chalk, glitter, etc.)

ATTENTION: Please accurately follow all requirements and restrictions, as failure to do so will subject the entry to disqualification. All winning entries become the property of the Dori Saves Lives Foundation which reserves the right to modify any poster for reproduction purposes.

Only one entry per student will be allowed. NO TEAM ENTRIES.

More than one student may NOT submit a single entry.

How to Enter:


Select Poster template, download and print.

Design your poster.

Once you’ve finished and are ready to enter, take a picture of your poster and submit it on the entry page. Make sure you attach a copy of your completed entry form signed by a parent or adult guardian or your entry will not be accepted.

Once your entry has been reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email (keep this for your records).

The contest will end at 12am on May 8th, 2021. All winners will be notified via email and results will be posted to the Dori Saves Lives website.

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. Commissioner Weinroth serves as County Vice-Mayor and has been appointed Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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