The City of Austin is kicking off its annual Flood Safety Poster Contest. Kids, grades 1 to 8, can enter their posters, illustrating the theme, “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. It’s hard to remember in the middle of one of the worst droughts in Texas’ history, but 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.
Poster printed in a Flood Safety insert in the Austin-American Statesman.
Weather radio from Midland Radio and opportunity to tour the National Weather Service's New Braunfels forecasting center.
8 ½ by 11 paper, in landscape orientation.
Shows the dangers of driving through flood waters.
Either “Save Yourself! Turn Around – Don’t Drown” or “¡Sálvate! Es mejor regresarte - que ahogarte.” should be the headline
Due Feb. 27, 2013 (in our hands, not post-marked).