Arlington Public Works' Turn Around, Don't Drown Art Contest Open Feb. 5-March 28, 2024
By Melissa Walker, Environmental Education Specialist
Posted on January 24, 2024, January 24, 2024

Turn Around Don't Drown Art Contest

The City of Arlington’s Department of Public Works announces its annual “Turn Around Don’t Drown®” art contest starts on Feb. 5 and ends on March 28, 2024.

This year the contest will be open to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Our contest provides an opportunity for students to show their creativity and artistic skill by illustrating the dangers of driving, riding a bike or walking through flooded roadways. Winners will be recognized at the Arlington City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 9.

 Students are asked to submit original artwork on 8.5 inch by 11-inch paper with the title “Turn Around Don’t Drown®”. Artwork must be created with crayons, map pencils or markers. Be sure to include the child’s name, age, parent or legal guardians’ name and phone number. If a teacher is submitting artwork for their class, please include the child’s school, teacher’s name and phone number. Visit for contest information and guidelines.

 Entries may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Department of Public Works’ receptionist desk, located on the second floor of Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram St. Artwork can also be mailed to: Department of Public Works, Attn: Melissa Walker, 101 W. Abram St., Mail Stop 01-0220, Arlington, TX 76010.

 Parents, teachers, homeschool groups and other school administrators who are interested in participating in this contest or who would like a Be Flood Prepared or “Turn Around Don’t Drown®” presentation can contact Melissa Walker, Stormwater Education Specialist, at 817-459-6572 or [email protected].

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