Winners of All Wales Anti Drink/Drug Drive Multimedia Competition 2016
The Road Safety Wales Multimedia Competition challenges schools, colleges and youth groups to devise, perform and record a multimedia presentation with an anti drink/drug drive message in time for the All Wales Winter Anti Drink/Drug Drive Campaign.
Participants aged 11-25 were encouraged to use a variety of genre: film, music, PowerPoint, poetry, animation – the choice was theirs. Unusually, this year, all the winners were animations.
Winners attended the launch of the all Wales Anti Drink/Drug Drive Campaign in Merthyr Tydfil where they were presented with their prizes and their films were premiered.
Shannon Buckley of Pembrokeshire College has called upon her artistic talent to remind everyone that it is not just a question of not driving after a night out, but that it is still possible to be over the drink drive limit the morning after, with consequences for the driver, their family and people around them. Her film, the Morning After can be seen here.
April Bryant of Pontypool College, Torfaen used stop-motion animation, influenced by the 1975 Soviet Russian animated film The Hedgehog in the Fog. April utilised subtle imagery and audio, to evoke the impact and consequences of this serious subject matter. The subjects of the film are a metaphor for the potential consequences of driving under the influence of drink or drugs. Owl’s Worst Christmas can be seen here.
Joel Langston of Pembrokeshire College used retro style gaming animation in this inventive entry which compares life to a video game. Highlighting the dangers of taking drugs and alcohol and getting behind the wheel, Joel has incorporated the very important message that our actions have real life consequences. Take a look at Joel’s film, Game Over.
Road Safety Wales is very grateful to all those who have made this year’s competitions a success. To the artists and film makers and to the local authority road safety officers and other partners who promoted the competition throughout Wales.
A great deal of thought goes into the making of these entries and Road Safety Wales will be utilising their messages via social media channels to remind drivers to never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.