The #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest 2019

SSATP with the support of the African Union Commission (AUC), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), European Union (EU), World Bank Group (WBG) and the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF), with funding from UKAid, are launching the African Road Safety Observatory’s #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest to identify road safety champions who are working to make Africa’s roads safer.

If you are 18 and over, passionate about road safety, and carrying out great work to make Africa’s roads safer, SSATP wants to hear your story!

#Roads4Life Storytelling Contest

The #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest is purposely is to change Africa’s road safety narrative by highlighting inspirational and transformational initiatives that showcase at least one of these topics:

  • Innovations for road safety, such as data-driven interventions that are working to improve road safety in African communities
  • Personal stories of taking a stand to address day-to-day road safety issues, including existing road safety challenges and concrete demands to address them
  • Road safety leadership in countries and communities, such as successful communication campaigns, education and training programs

Join the African Road Safety Observatory’s #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest for a chance to become a #Roads4Life Champion and win a trip to SSATP’s Annual General Meeting (November 2019), where you will have the opportunity to share your experience and advocate for change in front of Africa’s top transport leaders and decision-makers.


  • The contest is open to;
  • any person aged 18 and over,
  • living in Africa 
  • Only one submission per person
  • All entries must be in English or French


  • For Video: Must be a maximum of 5 minutes in length. Participant must upload an embeddable, publicly viewable video to YouTube and include the link to the video on the contest registration form.
  • Written Story: Must be less than 2,000 words and include at least one original photo to accompany the story. Participant must use Google Docs and get a sharable link so anyone with the link can view the entry. Include the shareable link to the story on the contest registration form.
  • Comic Story: Must be less than 5 pages in length. Illustrations can be in colour or black-and-white. Participant must upload the comic story as a PDF file on Google Drive and get a shareable link so anyone with the link can view the entry. Include the shareable link to the story on the contest registration form.

How to Submit

To participate in the #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest, complete the online contest registration form. Submissions must present “original” work as defined by copyright law. Only one submission per entrant will be allowed.

Click here to Submit

Deadline: 31st August 2019


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