Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest

The 2017 National Poster Contest Winners Are Announced!

Smokey Bear is recognized nationally and internationally as the symbol for fire prevention. The original Smokey Bear appeared in 1944. Contest winners were announced in May at the National Garden Clubs Convention in Richmond, Virginia.

Grand Prize Winner:
5th Grade: Khushi Patel
Sponsored by Suburban Garden Club, Germantown, Tennessee

2017 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest Grand Prize Winner Khushi Patel

First Place Winners by grade level and their Sponsors are:

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  • 1st grade: Ariana Zuehlke
    Sponsored by: Independence Garden Club, Ohio
    2017 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest 1st Grade Winner Ariana Zuehlke
  • 2nd grade: Isabelle Greensky
    Sponsored by: Charlevoix Garden Club, Michigan
    2017 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest 2nd Grade Winner Isabelle Greensky
  • 3rd grade: Mazie Crowder
    Sponsored by: Verdana Garden Club, Arkansas
    2017 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest 3rd Grade Winner Mazie Crowder
  • 4th grade: Salma Sami
    Sponsored by: Thoroughgood Garden Club, Virginia
    2017 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest 4th Grade Winner Salma Sami

Children from first through fifth grade are invited to participate in the 2018 National Garden Clubs, Inc. Poster Contest! The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. are giving students the opportunity to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl their understanding of wildfire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles.

Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!

Smokey Bear is recognized nationally and internationally as the symbol for fire prevention. The original Smokey Bear appeared in 1944. Smokey's message, "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!" encourages personal responsibility for fire prevention. Smokey Bear teaches children and adults to be careful with campfires, barbecues, trash fires, and matches.

Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!

Woodsy Owl is America's icon for the conservation of the environment. Since 1971, Woodsy has helped parents and teachers inspire children to observe, explore, and care for the environment. He challenges children to "Lend a Hand, Care for the Land!" and to take an active role in caring for the land through recycling, reusing, and reducing waste, planting and caring for trees, using resources wisely, and not littering.

Click here to visit the US Forest Service Website

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For more information, contact:
Jennifer Moreno, Chairman: Smokey Bear / Woodsy Owl Poster Contest