Austin's 14th Annual Flood Safety Poster Contest is a fun way for students to learn about flood safety here in the heart of Flash Flood Alley.
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 “Turn Around – Don’t Drown” or “Es mejor regresarse - que ahogarse” should be the headline.
Due Thursday, March 28, 2019 (in our hands, not post-marked).
Artwork 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
How to Submit
Important: On the back of the poster, please print the child's name and grade; the parent or guardian's name, phone number, email address and home address; the name of the school and the teacher's name and phone number.
Mail completed posters to:
City of Austin
Watershed Protection Department
Attn: Susan Garnett, 12th Floor
PO Box 1088
Austin TX 78767
or drop completed posters off at 505 Barton Springs Road, 12th Floor, Austin, TX 78704, during business hours.
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.