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Elementary students, enter our “Texts=Wrecks” contest to win a free bike!

By Beth Gibson on March 9, 2020

As part of our “Texts=Wrecks” campaign, GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys is hosting a contest for elementary students (K-5th grade) in Virginia. Students can share their best ideas for ways to help adults focus more on driving and win a bike!

Kids, when adults are driving, they need to focus on driving. But we all know that adults can get distracted – maybe their phone rings, or they want to check the directions to where they’re going.   What if their kids are fighting in the backseat, or a pet is acting up? Or what if your parent wants to read a text, change the music that’s playing, or adjust the heater or air conditioner? Or maybe your parent just seems stressed about something besides driving.

These are all things that can take their attention off the road and could even cause a wreck. We believe that YOU, a kid, can help keep adults and other kids safe. So, we are asking for your best ideas about ways you can help adults focus on driving. Think about what you can do to help them or remind them of their main job, and then tell us all about it. You can draw a picture, write a short essay or story, or create a cartoon to tell us your ideas.

We at GibsonSingleton believe that kids can help stop the scary trend of distracted driving. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts and ideas about how you can do this!

 “Texts=Wrecks” Elementary Contest Rules

  1. Any elementary-aged (K-5th grade) student in Virginia is eligible to enter the contest, including home-school, private-school, and public-school students. Virginia teachers and parents are encouraged to help students enter. Teachers and other leaders (scout leaders, church leaders, coaches, etc.) are welcome to bundle multiple entries and submit them together.
  2. Three winners will be chosen: one from K-1st, one from 2nd-3rd, and one from 4th-5th to receive a new bike. The winners will help us select a bike in their size, style, and color choice. Winners will also receive a safety helmet. (Value of the bike and helmet will be no more than $120.)
  3. Entries must be submitted on an 8.5 x 11-inch typing paper or 10.5 x 11-inch notebook paper. The entry must contain one of the following: a short essay or story; a drawing; or a combination of drawing and writing, such as a cartoon or ad. All entries must fit completely on the front of the paper.
  4. Entries should include a title on the front. On the backside, students should print their name, age/grade, address, and a parent/guardian name, phone number, and email, if possible.
  5. Entries can be mailed to GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, PO Box 2346, Gloucester, VA 23061; delivered to us at 4073 George Washington Mem, Hwy, Hayes, VA 23072; or scanned (front and back) and emailed to [email protected].
  6. All entries will become the property of GibsonSingleton Virginia Attorneys, and submitting them gives us the right to copy and share them on our website and in other media. We will select 10 finalists and reach out to those students’ parents/guardians to obtain signed consent forms before naming our top three winners.
  7. All entries must be received or postmarked by April 30, 2020. The top 10 finalists will be contacted and announced on our website, GibsonSingleton.com, on May 7, 2010. The three bike winners will be contacted and announced on our website on May 13, 2020.

More information

More about our “Texts=Wrecks” campaign is available at GibsonSingleton.com, or by contacting GibsonSingleton’s community outreach director, Beth Gibson, at [email protected] or calling (804) 413-6777.

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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

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    GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
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