About the 2021 Calendar

2020 has been anything but a traditional year, so why not change up the Emergency Preparedness Calendar for next year! For more than a decade, Austin Emergency Management has created a community calendar that has provided information and tips about emergency awareness and preparedness.

For the 2021 calendar, the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) partnered with the Travis County Office of Emergency Management (TCOEM) and looked to the community asking for 2nd through 5th graders across Travis County to share what they believed to be the most important safety information.

Each month will feature artwork related to emergency awareness or preparedness, as well as feature actions items you and your family should accomplish for the month. Make a plan and discuss as a family the important steps taken to prepare for all around emergencies. Additionally messaging will be shared from each month on social media.

Thank you from all the staff at HSEM and TCOEM for the wonderful submissions and cannot wait to see what our future emergency managers have prepared for next year. We look forward to continuing to partner with our local young artists, school districts, and everyone in-between who makes these kinds of projects possible.


2021 Calendar Winners

We are excited to announce the following students will be featured for each month of the 2021 Emergency Preparedness Calendar. Congratulations to everyone who participated and provided outstanding artwork.

  • January - Parker S. (5th Grade), Kiker Elementary (Austin ISD)
  • February - Bryn T. (2nd Grade), Barton Hills Elementary (Austin ISD)
  • March - Elizabeth O. (3rd Grade), Rojas Elementary (Pflugerville ISD)
  • April - Lila C. (2nd Grade), Barton Hills Elementary (Austin ISD)
  • May - Kendall G. (2nd Grade), Serene Hills Elementary (Lake Travis ISD)
  • June - Anyra D. (5th Grade), Blake Manor Elementary (Manor ISD)
  • July - Richard C. (2nd Grade), Cedar Creek Elementary (Eanes ISD)
  • August - Sarah M. (4th Grade), Zilker Elementary (Austin ISD)
  • September - Dean P. (4th Grade), Becker Elementary (Austin ISD)
  • October - Liberty B. (5th Grade), Blake Manor Elementary (Manor ISD)
  • November - Sofia A. (5th Grade), Serene Hills Elementary (Lake Travis ISD)
  • December - Macklin K. (2nd Grade), Oak Hill Elementary (Austin ISD)

Be on the lookout for news on how to submit artwork for 2022 calendar in the near future!


Where to Find the Calendar

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 calendar distribution has been slightly altered. Pick up is available now at 11 Austin Public Library branches listed below that offer curbside pickup.

For more information about the hours and pickup service visit the Austin Public Library's Curbside Hold Pickup Service web page.


Digital Download

If you would like to download a digital version of the calendar to print yourself, below is a high-quality and compressed PDF version of the calendar. For printing at the best quality, the high quality version is recommended, however the compressed version can still be used for printing as well.

2021 Calendar - High Quality (144mb)

2021 Calendar - Compressed (6mb)


Thank You to Our Partners

The 2021 Emergency Preparedness calendar was truly a community effort - from all the artwork submissions to the cooperation of the school districts and art teachers who made this possible.

Austin ISD, De Valle ISD, Dripping Springs ISD, Eanes ISD, Elgin ISD, Hays CISD, Lago Vista ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Leander ISD, Manor ISD, Marble Falls ISD, Pflugerville ISD, and Round Rock ISD.


Stay Emergency Prepared

For more information on emergency preparedness tools and information visit HSEM Preparedness or Travis County Office of Emergency Management.