OFMA Poster Contest

Turn Around Don’t Drown® Program  (Resources and Information)

The Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association (OFMA) sponsors the Turn Around Don’t Drown® flood awareness poster contest annually. All third, fourth and fifth grade students attending elementary school (public, private, or home school) in the state of Oklahoma may participate. The deadline for submission of posters is April 1. Only one poster per student.

Contact Information
Contact the OFMA Outreach Committee Chairman, at education@okflood.org with questions or when the posters are ready to be picked up.

Winners appear on the Turn Around Don’t Drown® calendar published each fall and may receive $150 for first prize, $100 for second prize or $50 for third prize plus trophies and certificates.  

Poster Contest Form/Guidelines
For each participant, download the TADD Contest Form HERE.


Now is your chance to show off your talent, win cash and inform Oklahomans about Flood Awareness.


2017 Poster Contest Winners!


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place


Over five-hundred participants competed for the four State awards. Winners are:

  • 1st Place: Keaton Snell, Maryetta School
  • 2nd Place: Dylan Bratt, Maysville Elementary
  • 3rd Place: Miel Marquez, Emerson Elementary
  • Honorable: Jayden Lewis, Grove Mention Upper Elementary

Special mention is given to the following schools for supporting student participation in the 2017-2018 program:

Emerson Elementary, McAlester
Ethel M. Reed Elementary, Holdenville
Grove Upper Elementary, Grove
Hartshorne Elementary, Hartshorne
Homer Elementary, Ada
Independence Elementary, Yukon
Maryetta School, Stilwell
Maysville Elementary, Maysville
Nicoma Park Intermediate, Choctaw
North Ward Elementary, Hartshorne
Pawhuska Elementary, Pawhuska
Preston Schools, Preston
Robin Hill School, Norman
Savanna High School, Savanna
St. John’s Episcopal, Oklahoma City
Thomas Middle School, Holdenville