Markel American Insurance Company Launches 'Markel Day on the Lake' Contest

Mar 22, 2011, 13:08 ET from Markel American Insurance Company

WAUKESHA, Wis., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel American Insurance Company announced today the launch of their 2011 Markel Day on the Lake contest. The contest, which runs through October 31, 2011, will award one winner and a friend a day on the lake in Florida, fishing with professional angler, Shaw Grigsby, 12-time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier and winner of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series Sunshine Showdown.

To enter the contest, those interested should visit On that site, they will be asked to upload a photo of themselves with their boat in their favorite fishing spot and write a short essay describing why that spot is their favorite. The winner will be selected on or about November 3, 2011 from all entries throughout the country.

"Having spent time with Shaw personally, I know the winner will have a great time," said Ted Wentzel, Markel American's Director of Marketing. "They'll learn fishing tips and techniques from a seasoned professional while having a wonderful day on the lake."

The contest is open to legal U.S. residents of the United States and the District of Columbia except AK, AL, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, MD, ME, NC, NJ, OK, RI, UT and WV who are at least 21 years of age or older as of the start date of the Contest (March 1, 2011) and are licensed fishermen. No purchase or quote is necessary and a purchase or quote will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited.

Markel American Insurance Company (part of Markel Corporation) specializes in powersports insurance such as motorcycle insurance, boat insurance and ATV insurance. For more information, visit

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products and programs to a variety of niche markets. In each of these markets, the Company seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value.

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