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June 28 Deadline to Submit Video in Search for Next Don't Mess with Texas TV Commercial

AUSTIN, Texas-Texans have until June 28 to submit their video in sear ch for the next Don't Mess with Texas commercial. The winning video will ai r during prime-time television.
The idea behind Car2CanTM, a first-ever video contest by Don't Mess wi th Texas®, is creatively showing how to get trash from cars to trashcan s instead of the side of Texas roadways.

T he grand-prize winner's video will air during prime-time television this su mmer, and the winner will also receive a $500 Wal-Mart gift card.
The s econd-place winner will receive a Gibson Epiphone Les Paul II guitar brande d by Sweet Leaf Tea.
The t hird-place winner will receive a prize package from Sweet Leaf Tea.

Texans 18 or older can submit a video (shorter than two minutes) until June 28. Top videos will be posted online at, where anyone in the state has the opportunity to vote for their favorite from July 1- July 12. The three winners, to be announced in early August, wi ll be based on a combination of the input of expert judges and Texans' vote s.
Full contest details and rules are available at
"Our Visible Litter Study, an analysis of actual litter in our state, last showed that there were 827 million pieces of litter on Texas roads, an d this contest is another way to remind Texans we all have a hand in the so lution," said Doris Howdeshell, Travel Information Division Director for the Texas Department of Transportation.
About Don't Mess with Texas
Don't Mess with Texas has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. TxDOT's litter prevention program includes Adopt-a-Highway and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful. Don't Mess with Texas activities also include a spring "Trash-Off," community outreach, a student litter prevention contest and a corporate partner program. For m ore information, visit
TxDOT's goals are to reduce congestion, enhance safety, expand economic opp ortunity, improve air quality and increase the value of transportation asse ts. For more information, visit