By Alex Danoff on May 15, 2013 at 2:36 PM
After poring through hundreds of submissions from across the country, the judges of GEICO’s 2012-2013 National Safety Poster and Video Contest tallied their votes and selected the 18 winners of this year’s contest:
Safety Poster Contest:
Kiani Alvarez-Ranan, Kapolei, Hawaii
Joy Chen, East Brunswick, N.J.
Paul Gellerman, Grand Forks, N.D.
Sarah Gellerman, Grand Forks, N.D.
Makenna Hayes, Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Michelle Huang, Edison, N.J.
Annette S. Kim, Los Angeles, Calif.
Emily Kim, Clifton, Va.
Grace Kim, Los Angeles, Calif.
Sarah Kim, Fairfax, Va.
Joanne Lee, Los Angeles, Calif.
Edmond Ngai, South Plainfield, N.J.
Jai Rhee, Los Angeles, Calif.
Elizabeth Wang, San Antonio, Texas
Mailani Wendt, Kapolei, Hawaii
Cameron Haffner, Fort Myers, Fla.
Dio Kenda, Takoma Park, Md.
Alex Oliver, Saint Cloud, Fla.
Each winning poster and video is prominently displayed on the GEICO Safety Poster and Video Contest website.
The elementary and middle school (grades K-8) winners were selected for creating posters featuring original superhero characters that were colorful, creative and promoted safe-driving messages such as the importance of wearing safety belts, preventing distracted driving and not speeding. The 15 poster contest winners each took home a $250 cash prize.
The high school-age (grades 9-12) winners participated in the contest by creating a promotional video that emphasized either the dangers of distracted driving or the importance of not driving while impaired (under the influence of alcohol or drugs). The three video contest winners each received a $500 cash prize.
GEICO congratulates the winners and thanks all of the students who entered the contest and helped spread the powerful message of the importance of safe driving.