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California students’ talent takes them to top in GEICO’s Distracted Driving T-shirt Design Contest

Winners of GEICO's distracted driving t-shirt design contest. (image: Business Wire)

Winners of GEICO’s distracted driving t-shirt design contest. (image: Business Wire)

SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) - It was clear that California is bubbling over with creative talent when  GEICO announced the winners of its Distracted Driving T-shirt Design  Contest.

California winners included:

  • Donghyeon Lee, grand-prize winner for his creative images of  distractions.
  • Paul Shin, finalist in the elementary school category for his “No  texting in the car” design.
  • Eunice Oh, finalist in the middle school category for her “Proud to be  distraction free” design.
  • Christopher Dianas, finalist in the high school category for his  “Distracted is not law abiding” design.

Winning designs earned a spot on national GEICO websites and cash  awards. Websites featuring the winning T-shirt designs can be viewed at GEICO’s  Safety Contest and at

“GEICO congratulates these students who did a tremendous job in bringing  attention to distracted driving in such a creative way. I love seeing  such talent at work,” said Tony Nicely, GEICO’s chairman and CEO. “All  of our participants helped spread the powerful message about the dangers  of distracted driving, and I want to thank everyone for entering the  contest.”

GEICO invited students (ages 6-18) to submit a hand-drawn or  computer-generated T-shirt design that depicts how to prevent distracted  driving. Students were asked to 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.

Serving as judges for this year’s competition were Laurel Sims of the  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Alexandra Holiday from the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Carolyn Tran, lead  application analyst with GEICO’s mobile team; and Karen Violette, senior  graphic designer with GEICO.

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, which was  founded in 1936, 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 20 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.  Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a  representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

Source: GEICO (via Business Wire)

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