Arlington Announces 4th Annual 'Turn Around, Don't Drown' Art Contest
By Melissa Walker, Stormwater Educator
Posted on February 03, 2020, February 03, 2020

The City of Arlington Public Works and Transportation Department’s 4th annual “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest starts on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, and ends on Thursday, April 30, 2020. 

The City of Arlington Public Works and Transportation Department’s 4th annual “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest starts on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, and ends on Thursday, April 30, 2020. This annual contest provides an opportunity for our 3rd grade students to illustrate the dangers of driving, riding a bike or walking through flooded roadways.

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 art work for their class, please include the child’s school, teacher’s name and phone number.

Four winners will receive a Flood Safety Emergency Supply Bag. First place will also receive a $100 gift card, second place will receive a $75 gift card, third place will receive a $50 gift card and fourth place will receive a $25 gift card. Winners will be recognized at the Arlington City Council meeting on May 19, 2020.

This contest is open to all 3rd grade students in Arlington. Entries may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Public Works and Transportation Department’s receptionist desk, located on the second floor of Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram St. Artwork can also be mailed to: Public Works and Transportation, 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 can contact Melissa Walker, Stormwater Education Specialist, at 817-459-6572 or Melissa.Walker@arlingtontx.gov or visit www.arlingtontx.gov/stormwatereducation for more information.

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