2018 Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest!




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


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 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.


                                              For more information, contact:

                                           Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Posters Chairman

Eunice McCollster

903 N Main St  Apt 2

Groton SD 57445


605 397 2911