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GEICO invites students to promote road safety artistically



  GEICO invites students to promote road safety artistically

2012-2013 National Safety Poster and Video Contest open for entries

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- November 16, 2012

GEICO is calling on students to put their art and filmmaking skills to use and
promote safe driving by entering the 2012-2013 National Safety Poster and
Video Contest.

For the contest, which is now in its 26th year, GEICO is inviting elementary
and middle school students (grades K-8) to create a hand-drawn or
computer-generated poster featuring an original superhero character that
promotes safe driving. Entries should touch on safety messages such as the
importance of wearing safety belts, preventing distracted driving and not
speeding.

High school students (grades 9-12) can participate in the contest by creating
a promotional video that emphasizes either the dangers of distracted driving
or the importance of not driving while impaired (under the influence of
alcohol or drugs). Videos can be in any format, such as sketch comedy, music
video, commercial, reality show or animation.

The contest’s judges will select 15 poster winners, with each winner receiving
a $250 cash prize, and three video winners, with each taking home $500. The
deadline for submissions is January 6, 2013. For more information on the
contest rules and how to submit an entry, please visit
www.geicosafetycontest.com.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire
Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto
insurer in the United States. GEICO handles auto insurance coverage for over
than 11 million private passenger auto policies and insures more than 18
million vehicles (auto & cycle).

In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for
their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes
(RVs). Coverage for boats, collector cars, life, homes and apartments is
written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO
Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella
protection are also available.

As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated A++
for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of several
national customer satisfaction surveys. For more information, go to
www.geico.com.

Contact:

GEICO Communications
301-986-3271
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