Geico Safety Poster and Video Contest

(US Only)




From the GEICO website:


2011-2012 GEICO® Driving Safety Poster Contest Official Rules (“Official Rules”)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE AN ENTRANT'S CHANCES OF WINNING. CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE SIX TO EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. CONTEST VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.


Contest Description



The 2011-2012 GEICO Driving Safety Poster Contest (the "Contest") is a skill contest where submissions will be accepted beginning September 26, 2011 and ending at 11:59 P.M. (EST) on January 6, 2012 (“Submission Period”).

Contest entrants (“Entrants”) may submit an original poster piece of artwork that emphasizes the importance of safe driving practices (“Poster”) as described herein.

Posters cannot use any brand-name logo including GEICO, or any of GEICO icon including, the Gecko, the Caveman, or Kash (a stack of money with eyeballs on top).

Posters and completed entry forms must be received during the Submission Period to be eligible. All Posters will be initially reviewed for appropriate content and adherence to contest rules by GEICO's Entry Review Panel. Posters that do not comply with all of the Poster Requirements listed in the Official Rules will be disqualified. Posters that have not been disqualified will be categorized by region, age group, and category (hand-crafted or computer generated) and judged by GEICO Judging Committee to determine the regional and Grand Prize winners.


Eligibility



The Contest is open to public, private and home-school students who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Entrants must be six (6) to eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Entrants must have the permission of their parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of GEICO, its affiliates, their advertising or promotional agencies and immediate family members of such employees and persons living in the same household as such employees are not eligible to win. Eligibility may be verified at any time.


Poster Requirements



Poster must meet the following requirements and specifications to be eligible:

(a) Posters should only contain the original work of the Entrant.

(b) Posters, including computer-generated artwork, must be printed on 11" x 17" size paper, in either vertical or horizontal alignment.

(c) Either color or black and white entries are acceptable.

(d) Any two-dimensional medium, including but not limited to charcoal, watercolor, marker, or cut-and-paste is acceptable.

(e) Posters must illustrate one of three (3) categories: Proper safety belt usage, Preventing distracted driving, or No texting while driving. Entries demonstrating safety belt usage must depict a regulation safety belt, with both lap and shoulder strap.

(f) Any Poster referencing or depicting improper attire, lewd or vulgar behavior, property damage, violence, pain, injury, or death, in GEICO’s sole discretion, will be disqualified.

(g) Poster should include the entire body with proper usage of a safety belt in the artwork.


Entry Process



Complete the following steps to submit your Poster and enter the Contest:

(a) Complete an official entry form and tape it securely to the back of the Poster. Entry forms are available here at GEICO Safety Poster & Video Contest. Posters without an entry form cannot be considered and will be disqualified.

(b) Mail your Poster and completed official entry form to GEICO at:

Communications Department, 4T

2011-2012 GEICO Safety Poster & Video Contest

ONE GEICO PLAZA

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20076

(c) Upon submission, Poster becomes the property of GEICO. Submitted Posters will not be returned.


Winners Selection



Each eligible poster will be judged by the GEICO Judging Committee consisting of a panel of experts in the fields of art and highway safety. Posters will be judged on originality, clarity of message and quality of artwork. Decision of the GEICO Judging Committee will be final.


Notification



All winners will be notified by phone or mail using the contact information provided on the Entry Form in April 2012 following the completion of the judging process. In the event that an Entrant's mailing address or telephone number changes during the Contest Period, it is entrant's responsibility to notify GEICO of such change. All winners will be provided with documents, including but not limited to, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release, which they and their parent or legal guardian will be required to sign and have notarized and return to GEICO within the time specified in the notification letter or the potential winner may be disqualified and the Prize may be forfeited. By returning the completed Affidavit of Eligibility, the Entrant attests to the authenticity of his/her Poster. In the event that any Prize notification is undeliverable, GEICO is unable to contact a potential winner, or response to a Prize notification is not received within five (5) days of its issuance, the Prize may be forfeited. If the Prize is forfeited, another Poster chosen by the GEICO Judging Committee will be deemed the winner.


Prizes



A total of 25 National Winners will be selected, and each winner will receive a $250 cash prize.

Prize will be awarded in the name of the person who completes the Poster entry form ONLY. Winners will be solely responsible for all fees and taxes (federal, state, local and/or income) associated with the acceptance of the prizes and all expenses not listed related to acceptance and use of the prize. Winners may be required to furnish appropriate tax documentation. GEICO will report the value of prizes on Form 1099, if applicable. The Form 1099 will be issued to the winner and a copy will be filed with the Internal Revenue Service. No transfer, substitution, assignment or cash equivalent redemption of prize permitted, except by GEICO, which reserves the right to substitute a prize, in whole or in part, for one of comparable or greater value due to unavailability or for any reason, as solely determined by GEICO.

Prize winners and their parent or legal guardian will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and liability/publicity release form (except where prohibited) prior to receipt of a Prize.


For more information, please visit the contest website.


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