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KnoWhat2Do Calendar Contest

The Fort Worth Fire Department Office of Emergency Management (OEM) celebrates a child's creative imagination and invites you to submit your art student’s emergency preparedness creations in the 2021 KnoWhat2Do Emergency Preparedness Calendar Contest. The contest is open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade art students whose elementary school is physically located within the Fort Worth city limits. Winning artwork will be featured in over 10,000 free 2021 wall calendars to be distributed to the public.

Subject of artwork: Family emergency preparedness actions, severe weather conditions occurring in north central Texas, and man-made disasters. Examples of a family emergency preparedness action would be the creation of a home or vehicle Emergency Kit or practicing a disaster plan. Examples of severe weather hazards are tornado, hail, flash flooding, lightning, excessive heat or cold and dangerous icy conditions. Examples of man-made disasters would be terrorism, wildfires, train derailment, chemical spills, structure fires and epidemic/ pandemic. Artwork should also contain a safety message about the specific hazard featured. Hint: Remember this is a 12-month calendar, severe weather occurs throughout the year. Ice storms, heavy snowfall, and flu season are better examples of the late fall and winter months than a tornado or flash flood. Drought, excessive heat and hail work well for summer months. Man-made disasters, family communication plans and emergency kits will fit in any month.

Artwork may consist of paint, pen/pencil, pastel, collage, crayons, computer graphics or any combination of listed materials. Wording within the artwork should be placed a minimum of 1/2" from the edge of the artwork for cropping and printing purposes. Artwork will be judged on creative visual quality and safety message content. Depending on the number of entries, a minimum of one finalist from each submitting school will be chosen in the first round. First round finalists will compete in a second round of judging for the Front Cover and 12 monthly calendar positions. There will also be a block of semi-finalist entries on the back cover.

The deadline for submitting artwork is 5 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2020. All FWISD artwork must be submitted online at 2021 KnoWhat2Do Prepardness Calendar Entry *Artwork must be submitted as JPG/JPEG, GIF, PNG, or PDF format.

Original artwork will become property of the City of Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management. CFW Office of Emergency Management reserves the right to publish artwork as deemed beneficial for public education.

If there are additional questions please contact: Selena.sanchez@fortworthtexas.gov or Carlos.gomez@fortworthtexas.gov.

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