It Can Wait/Safer Ohio
Video Challenge

The “It Can Wait/Safer Ohio Video Challenge” was a competition offered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) in cooperation with AT&T Ohio. It was open to students in grades 9 through 12 or equivalent (public, private, community school, home-schooled) within the state of Ohio.

2016 Winners


Concept submitted by Hayley Drake, Jared Marsh and Niklas Shoemake, Clermont County, Williamsburg High School


Concept submitted by McKenzie Bradfield, Mahoning County, Jackson Milton High School


Concept submitted by Danielle Meyer, Montgomery County, Centerville High School


Concept submitted by Kylee Bagley, Van Wert County, Van Wert High School

A wireless tablet from AT&T

Professional video production of the student’s video message by the Ohio Channel, including a one-day opportunity for the entrant to serve as honorary ‘consulting producer’ on the production of his or her video message with Ohio Channel staff member(s) (entrant responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the Ohio Channel production facilities at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio).

Public placement of the produced video message online by the Ohio Channel, as well as promotion by ODPS and AT&T Ohio of the message for public viewing via broadcast, cablecast, online or social media.

Local media announcements facilitated by ODPS and AT&T Ohio, revealing the names of selected entrants.