Last call for entries for GEICO’s road safety contest

  Last call for entries for GEICO’s road safety contest

2012-2013 National Safety Poster and Video Contest wraps up Jan. 6

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- December 14, 2012

GEICO is issuing a final call for entries to its 2012-2013 National Safety
Poster and Video Contest. Students have until Jan. 6, 2013, to create an
artistic poster or video that promotes safe driving.

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.
Entries must be postmarked by Jan. 6, 2013, to be eligible. 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
insurance company in the United States. GEICO handles auto insurance coverage
for over 11 million private passenger auto policies and insures more than 18
million vehicles (auto & cycle).

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles
(ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, 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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