GEICO reminds young music lovers to submit video for Distracted Driving Contest by Jan. 24

WASHINGTON--()--Whether it's singing or free-styling to one of GEICO's pre-recorded soundtracks, now is the time for students to put their filmmaking skills to use and create a music video for GEICO's Distracted Driving Music Video Contest.

GEICO is encouraging students (ages 14-18) to spread awareness about the dangers of distracted driving by entering its music video contest. The video should promote distracted-free driving such as texting, talking on the phone, eating and grooming while driving. Students must add their own original lyrics and use one of GEICO’s pre-recorded soundtracks, which can be downloaded from the GEICO Music Video Contest website.

Videos must be submitted online no later than Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. The national winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize and additional cash prizes will be awarded to top finalists.

In a related contest, GEICO is also inviting students (ages 6-18) to 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.

Students can learn more about distracted driving by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) distracted driving page, www.distraction.gov, or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's website, www.iihs.org.

For more information about guidelines, contest rules and submission, please visit www.geicosafetycontest.com.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 12 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

Contacts

GEICO Communications
301-986-3271

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GEICO wants young, creative music lovers in ages 14-18 to create their own music video that promotes driving free of distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, eating and grooming while driving.

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GEICO Communications
301-986-3271