The City of Austin is holding its annual Flood Safety Poster Contest. Kids, grades 1 to 8, can enter their posters, illustrating the theme, “Save Yourself! Turn Around – Don’t Drown,” and have a chance to win several great prizes.
This contest is an important way to educate students about the risk of flooding that we all face in Central Texas. Flooding is Austin’s top weather-related emergency and the number-one cause of weather-related fatalities.
Gift card for $100, $75, $50 and $25, for 1st through 4th place winners respectively
Ride on Lady Bird Lake in a swift water rescue boat with an emergency responder
8 ½ by 11 paper, brightly colored, in landscape orientation.
Encourages people to turn around and not drive through flooded roads.
Either “Save Yourself! Turn Around – Don’t Drown” or “¡Sálvate! Es mejor regresarte - que ahogarte” should be the headline.
Due Fri., March 31, 2017 (in our hands, not post-marked).
Information to Include on Back of Poster
Child’s name and grade
Parent’s or guardian’s name, phone number, email and address
School and teacher’s name, phone number and email
Mail to City of Austin, WPD, Attn: Joan Esquivel, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767
Drop off at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, 12th Floor, Austin, TX 78704
Must be received by March 31, 2017
Note: Artwork will become the property of the City of Austin and will not be returned.
Grades 1 and 2
Grades 3 to 5
Grades 6 to 8
The contest is sponsored by the City of Austin, the Texas Floodplain Management Association, the National Weather Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and LCRA.