Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest

The 2018 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Grand Prize Winner:
4th Grade: Rylee Jackson
Sponsored by: Southern California Garden Club, California

2018 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest Grand Prize Winner Rylee Jackson

First Place Winners by grade level and their Sponsors are:

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  • 1st grade: Timothy Kim
    Sponsored by: Southern California Garden Club, California
    2018 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest 1st Grade Winner Timothy Kim
  • 2nd grade: Charlotte Lee
    Sponsored by: Southern California Garden Club, California
    2018 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest 2nd Grade Winner Charlotte Lee
  • 3rd grade: Olivia Vincent
    Sponsored by: Cultura Garden Club, Alabama
    2018 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest 3rd Grade Winner Olivia Vincent
  • 4th grade and Grand Prize winner: Rylee Jackson
    Sponsored by: Southern California Garden Club, California
    2018 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest 4th Grade and Grand Prize Winner Rylee Jackson
  • 5th grade: Helena Robison
    Sponsored by: Neighborhood Garden Club, Utah
    2018 Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl Poster Contest 5th Grade Winner Helena Robison

In celebration of Smokey Bear's 75th birthday, children from first through fifth grade are invited to participate in the 2019 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 their understanding of wildfire prevention. Please note: only pictures that depict Smokey Bear will be accepted for this year's contest.

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.

Certificates and Entry Stickers

Certificates of Participation and Poster Entry Stickers can be requested for free by sending an email to symbols@fs.fed.us with your name, mailing address, and quantity of certificates and/or stickers you are requesting.

Click here to visit the US Forest Service Website

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Resources

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