Thank you to everyone who submitted posters for Austin's 13th Annual Flood Safety Poster Contest! We have contacted the winners and will formally announce them on May 20, 2018.
This contest educates children about the risk of flooding in Central Texas. Flooding is Austin’s top, weather-related emergency and the number-one cause of weather-related deaths. Your students' posters build awareness and help people make safer decisions during floods.
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 regresarse - que ahogarse” should be the headline.
Please include the child's name and grade; the parent's name, phone number, address and email; and, if applicable, the school's name and teacher's name and contact information on the back of the poster. You can write this information directly on the back of the poster or you can use this form, if you prefer.
Mail: City of Austin - Watershed Protection, Attn: Joan Esquivel, PO Box 1088, Austin TX 78767
Drop Off: One Texas Center, 12th Floor, 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704
Thursday, March 29, 2018 (in our hands, not post-marked).
Grades 1 and 2
Grades 3 to 5
Grades 6 to 8
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
Artwork became the property of the City of Austin and will not be returned.
The contest was sponsored by the City of Austin, the Texas Floodplain Management Association, the National Weather Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and LCRA.