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, $100 to $25 for first, second, third and fouth place winners.
Ride on Lady Bird Lake in a swift water rescue boat with an emergency responder.
Midland NOAA Weather Radio.
First place posters will be printed on a CapMetro bus.
For first place winners, an emergency responder and meteorologist will be available to talk to their class about flooding.
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 Thurs., Feb. 27, 2014 (in our hands, not post-marked).