K-12 students: Get creative, win cash prize in GEICO’s safety poster and video contest

By on October 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Posted in: Safety and Insurance Issues

If you’re an elementary school, middle school or high school student with a zest for creativity and a passion for spreading awareness about the importance of safe driving, GEICO has just the contest for you. Did we mention that you could earn a nice cash prize?

Now that we have your attention, GEICO would like to invite you to enter the 2012-2013 National Safety Poster and Video Contest.

For the contest, now in its 26th year, GEICO is calling on 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 how to stop 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 national poster winners, with each winner receiving a $250 cash prize, and three national video winners, with each taking home $500. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 6, 2013. For more information on the contest rules and how to submit an entry, please visit www.geicosafetycontest.com.