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MDOT wants your Christmas-themed jokes and puns for annual ’12 Days of Christmas’ contest

Mississippians with a good sense of humor and holiday cheer are being called to participate in the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) 12 Days of Christmas contest.

Beginning on Tuesday, November 14, MDOT will start accepting submissions for holiday messages that will appear on DMS boards along highways and interstates throughout Mississippi.

“Driver safety, especially during the holidays with many of us traveling to see loved ones, remains MDOT’s utmost priority,” MDOT Executive Director Brad White explained. “The DMS boards you see along Mississippi highways are a useful tool to help spread our message, remind drivers about the importance of safe driving, and provide some helpful tips.”

The winning submissions — which will revolve around Christmas-themed movies, songs, and characters — will be displayed from December 14 to Christmas Day.

The final day to submit a message for MDOT’s 12 Days of Christmas contest has been set for Wednesday, November 30.

“In addition to submitting your holiday messages, be sure to practice safe driving this holiday season. Remind your friends and family to do the same,” White added. “Buckle up, cut out distracted driving, and never drink and drive. Let’s do our part to make sure we all make it to our holiday destinations safely.”

While there is no limit to the number of submissions, MDOT has released the following guidelines for those who are wishing to apply:

  • The message must relate to traffic safety
  • Signs can only accommodate three lines and 21 characters per line, including space
  • Hashtags, phone numbers, and website addresses are not allowed
  • No emojis

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