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W82TXT Video Contest



Safety is our top priority, so the Ohio Turnpike is joining a nationwide safety campaign aimed at raising awareness to end texting behind the wheel. This movement encourages drivers to make their thumbs red to remind them to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times. It’s an old-school solution to a 21st Century issue, fueled by the evolution and accessibility of technology at drivers’ fingertips. 

Through strong community engagement, the Ohio Turnpike hopes to bring the Red Thumb Movement home to Ohio, placing Red Thumb bands emblazoned with “W82TXT” and our name on driver’s thumbs as a visual reminder to avoid distracted driving.

Our W82TXT videW82TXTo contest corresponds with what’s become known as the “100 Deadliest Days,” which are the summer months roughly between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found new teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash during this period. It is our hope that by engaging teens during this critical time of the year, their efforts, shared on social media, will raise awareness to this deadly situation and influence peers to make safe choices while behind the wheel.

Our contest is modeled after the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” video contest. To provide you with some examples of the types of videos we would like to see, the following links are to past winners of the Kansas contest:




Are you in grades 9-12? Check out the rules below and enter. Are you an adult? OHTPK would like to ask you, as a youth influencer, to share this video contest information.


Three finalists will get to choose from these great prizes!

- DJI Osmo video camera
- GoPro video camera
- Apple iPad
- $250 Amazon Gift Card

The grand prize winner will also get to choose a booster club at their school, to which the Ohio Turnpike will donate $500!



  • There will be three winners.
  • Winners will be decided on by a committee of Ohio Turnpike officials.
  • The Grand Prize winner will be able to choose which prize they want.
  • The Runner-Up winner will be able to choose from the three remaining prizes.
  • The Third Place winner will choose from the remaining prizes.
  • The school of the Grand Prize winner will receive $500 for its booster club.


1. Themes:
Video must promote our goal of "Towards Zero Deaths" using themes such as index
    (but not limited to):

  • Texting while Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Seatbelts

2. Video requirements:
Video must be between six (0:06) and sixty (0:60) seconds in length.

3. No Selfies:
Selfie videos will not be accepted (Don't just look into the camera and talk), get creative!


4. Don't break any laws!
This is a no-brainer but if it appears you've broken the law your entry will be disqualified.

5. Submit by:
Video must be submitted by July 4th at 11:59 pm.

6. Upload video:
Submit your video by uploading and sharing it on social media. We recommend uploading to YouTube and sharing the link. Accepted social media platforms are:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • NOTE: For participants with no social media access, please email us at customerservices@ohioturnpike.org for other directions on entering the video contest.

FB-Round Twitter-Round Youtube-Round


7. Lets get Social!

  • Follow us!
    Follow the @OhioTurnpike on Facebook or Twitter so we can contact you if you're a winner
  • Tag us!
    Tag @OhioTurnpike on Facebook or Twitter to make sure we see your submission
  • Hashtag it! 
    Hashtag with #W82TXT & #OHTPKVideoContest

8. Number of entries:
You can enter as many videos as you'd like, but you can only win once.

9. Terms of use:
Videos entered in #W82TXT video contests may be used by official Ohio Turnpike media platforms or events.

10. Have fun!

*Commission employees or family members, contractors, vendors, or any person directly or indirectly involved with this Contest are ineligible to participate.