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Challenge deadline

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

PennDOT

With the Jan. 31, 2018 deadline to enter approaching fast, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Education are reminding high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to get their entries in for the first PennDOT Innovations Challenge.

The PennDOT Innovations Challenge asks students to look at technologies and innovative methods, aside from traditional paid advertising, marketing and social media channels, that can be developed in the next five to ten years to curb unsafe teen driving practices.

The Innovations Challenge aims to not only help students explore real transportation challenges that PennDOT is facing, but also open their minds to the very real possibility of working for PennDOT after graduation.

Eleven regional winners will be selected and be invited to compete in Harrisburg for the grand championship in April 2018.

PennDOT intends for the Innovations Challenge to become an annual event.

For complete Innovations Challenge details, visit www.penndot.gov/innovation.