2021 Essay Scholarship Contest

Enter by Sunday, May 30, 2021

What do NYS Vehicle and Traffic Laws for Pedestrians mean to you?

How have you experienced these laws in your own life?

What do New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws for Pedestrians mean to you? How have you experienced these laws in action in your own life? Walk Safe Long Island, a collaborative of health and transportation safety educators from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties wants your help in identifying real-life experiences with New York State pedestrian laws.

Walk Safe Long Island* will be awarding scholarships to two students who submit an essay to the
2021 Essay Scholarship Contest.

Two winners, one in Nassau County, and one in Suffolk County will each receive a scholarship for $1,000.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Please choose one Vehicle and Traffic Law for Pedestrians as detailed by the New York State Department of Transportation.

  2. Write an essay of 500 words or less that explains your interpretation/understanding of this law in your own words, and describe one or more instances (s) in your life when you have personally observed this law in action. Identify whether this was an instance of the law being obeyed or disobeyed, and explain why it was being obeyed/disobeyed based on what you witnessed/experienced.

  3. Answer the question, “QUESTION: How do you interpret your chosen Vehicle and Traffic Law for Pedestrians in your own words? What is one real-life instance when you’ve witnessed this law being obeyed or disobeyed (by you or by others), and what did you observe or experience that led you to conclude that it was either obedience or disobedience?

  4. Submit your essay at walksafeli.org/essay by no later than Sunday, May 30, 2021.

CRITERIA

Walk Safe Long Island’s Essay Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors, who are Long Island residents, and who submit an essay adhering to the following parameters:

  • DEADLINE: Essays must be submitted no later than Sunday, May 30, 2021

  • Submissions will be judged by members of the Walk Safe Long Island coalition. Essays will be judged based on the submission's ability to answer the questions at hand: QUESTION: How do you interpret your chosen Vehicle and Traffic Law for Pedestrians in your own words? What is one real-life instance when you’ve witnessed this law being obeyed or disobeyed (by you or by others), and what did you observe or experience that led you to conclude that it was either obedience or disobedience?"

For questions, contact the Long Island Health Collaborative
at 631-257-6964 or info@lihealthcollab.org.

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