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The first step is making sure everyone knows the rules. Do you know, which traffic laws apply to pedestrians? What the law is regarding crosswalks? What do you do if there isn't a crosswalk? What about sidewalks? 

Walk Safe Long Island, a collaborative of health and transportation safety educators from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties, wants your help in educating Long Islanders on how to stay safe. 

Walk Safe Long Island will be awarding scholarships to two students who submit an educational poster to the Pedestrian Education Poster Competition.

Two winners, one in Nassau County and one in Suffolk County, will receive $1,000 scholarships.


  1. Please create a creative and informative poster that illustrates one or more of the Vehicle and Traffic Laws for Pedestrian Enforcement as detailed by the New York State Department of Transportation

  2. Answer the question, “Why is it important to educate Long Islanders about pedestrian and traffic safety?” (Please answer the question in the space provided within the submission form.)

  3. Submit your poster and answer at

  4. DEADLINE: Sunday, April 26th.


Walk Safe Long Island’s Pedestrian Education Video Scholarship Competition is open to high school juniors and seniors, and college freshman and sophomores, who are Long Island residents, and who submit a video adhering to the following parameters;

  • Video no less than 30 seconds, no longer than 3 minutes

  • Content should focus on highlighting one or more of the Vehicle and Traffic Laws for Pedestrian Enforcement. You can reference those laws HERE or download the quick reference guide HERE.

  • Video cannot contain profanity, lude or inappropriate content, or personal information

  • Submission of video, regardless of selection for award, gives the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety (award-granting entity) permission to use and repurpose content for educational and promotional purposes related to video’s original content.

  • DEADLINE: Videos must be submitted no later than Saturday, August 31st, 2019.

  • Winners will be notified during the first week of September 2019. Awardees must be present for an award ceremony on Monday, September 16th, at 4 p.m.

  • Submissions will be judged by members of the Walk Safe Long Island coalition. Videos will be judged based on the submission's ability to communicate educational messages to Long Island pedestrians, as well as engage and connect with viewers from varied audience profiles. Winners will be selected based on their submitted video as well as their answer to the question,
    "Why is it important to educate Long Islanders about pedestrian and traffic safety?"

For questions, contact the Long Island Health Collaborative
at 631-257-6957 or

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Submission Form



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Please note, submissions with videos files attached will take time to process. Please click the "Submit" button once and wait for the "Thanks for submitting!" message to appear before exiting the page. 

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