05 March 2013
DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation Announces the Winner of its D3CA Contest - Brotherhood Crusade’s Dominique Murray
SOUTH AMBOY, N.J., March 4, 2013 – The DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of the Don’t Drive Distracted California (D3CA) teen safe driving awareness campaign contest. After an extensive registration period, stage one campaign idea submission phase, public voting process and final submission phase, the winner is Dominique Murray, a senior from El Comino High School. The announcement was made at an award ceremony held yesterday to celebrate the conclusion of D3CA and to honor all ten finalists for their hard work.
Dominique’s campaign “LOL When I Avail” was selected by the D3CA panel of independent judges as the entry that would best raise awareness about the dangers young drivers face when behind the wheel of a car. He created the campaign while working with Brotherhood Crusade to develop a peer-focused solution to address teen driver safety. Dominique and Brotherhood Crusade were working closely with State Farm Public Affairs Community Specialist Samona Caldwell to develop Dominique’s idea when the D3CA opportunity was presented. DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation’s D3CA campaign combined with DCH’s commitment to this effort created the perfect platform for Dominique’s vision.
"I am extremely grateful to the DCH Teen Safe Driving Foundation for this award," said Dominique. "However, I am more impressed with DCH. They are truly committed to the communities they serve!"
As the grand prize winner, Dominique was given a choice of either a new car or college scholarship. He chose the scholarship.