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GEICO Invites Students to Promote Road Safety Artistically

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WASHINGTON--November 13, 2013: 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 Geico Safety Contest.

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.