By Mary Manyahilhal Melvin on January 15, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Posted in: Safety
Hey, students: have you created your hip T-shirt design or produced your rocking music video for GEICO’s Distracted Driving Contest yet? If not, there’s still time to enter – but not much! The deadline is Friday, Jan. 24!
Young artists, ages 6-18, are invited to submit a T-shirt design that emphasizes the message about the dangers of distracted driving. The design can be hand-drawn or computer-generated, and can be submitted online through the GEICO T-shirt Design Contest website.
And for our fellow filmmakers, GEICO wants teens, ages 14-18, to produce their own music video that showcases the dangers of distracted driving. Contestants must use one of the pre-recorded soundtracks on the music contest website.
A $1,500 cash prize will be awarded to the music video winner and a $500 cash prize will go to the T-shirt design winner. Finalists will also win cash prizes, too.
So what exactly is distracted driving? Here are some messages you can use in your work:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on the phone while driving
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Adjusting the radio or GPS while driving
- Shooting video and taking photos while driving
- Anything that requires you to take your hands, eyes or mind off the road
For more information about guidelines, contest rules and submission, please visit www.geicosafetycontest.com.
So, which contest are you – or your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews – going to enter?