Flood Safety Coloring ContestThe City of Arlington's Public Works and Transportation Department's 4th annual “Turn Around, Don't Drown” Art Contest will begin February 3, 2020. The contest is open to all City of Arlington 3rd grade students. The purpose of this contest is to educate students, parents and teachers about the risks of flooding and for them to learn how they can keep themselves, their friends and family safe.

The guidelines for the Art Contest are as follows:

  • 8 ½ by 11 paper, brightly colored with crayons, map pencils or markers.
  • Landscape orientation
  • Must encourage people to turn around and not drive, walk or bike through flooded roadways
  • Title should be “ Turn Around, Don't Drown”
  • Submit to the Public Works and Transportation Department's Stormwater Management Staff by Thursday April 30, 2020.

Information to include on the back of the drawing:

  • Child's name and age
  • Parent's or guardian's name, phone number, address and email
  • School and teacher's name, phone number and email

Submitting Artwork

  • Entries can be dropped off at Arlington City Hall 2nd floor Public Works and Transportation Department's receptionist desk at 101 W. Abram St. Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
  • Mail entries to Public Works and Transportation, Attn: Melissa Walker, 101 W. Abram St., P.O. Box 90231 MS 01-0220, Arlington, TX 76004
  • Remember entries must be received by Thursday April 30, 2020.

Teachers: If you would like a Journey Through the Storm Drain/Turn Around Don't Drown presentation prior your students entering the contest please contact Melissa Walker at 817-459-6572 or send an email to Melissa.Walker@arlingtontx.gov.