WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2013 – GEICO is asking students to speak up against distracted driving through two separate contests – a music video contest and T-shirt design contest. Each contest allows students to use creative skills while spreading awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
High school students (grades 9-12) can create their own music video using one of GEICO’s soundtracks and adding their own original lyrics. The GEICO music tracks can be downloaded from the GEICO Music Video Contest website.
All students (grades 1-12) can submit a T-shirt design that depicts how to prevent distracted driving. The design can be hand-drawn or computer-generated and showcase any or all forms of distractions such as texting and talking on the phone, eating, grooming, and adjusting the radio or GPS navigations while driving. Designs can also be submitted online through the GEICO T-shirt Design Contest website.
Judges will select one national music video winner who will earn a $1,500 cash prize and one national T-shirt design winner who will receive a $500 cash prize. Additional cash prizes will also be awarded to finalists.
The deadline for submissions is January 24, 2014. For more information about guidelines, contest rules and submission, please visit www.geicosafetycontest.com.
GEICO continues to focus on distracted driving because young drivers are among the most likely to text and talk behind the wheel. Sadly, they are also less likely to speak up if someone else is driving distracted.*
*National Highway Traffic Safety Association
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