Since 1961, the Forest Service and the National Gardens Club, Inc. have worked together to sponsor an annual poster contest that reaches elementary children throughout the United States. The contest promotes Smokey Bear and his fire prevention message "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires” and Woodsy Owl and his conservation message “Lend a Hand – Care for the Land.”
First through fifth grade students are invited to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl their understanding of fire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles. The five finalists are selected for each grade level by the National Garden Clubs, and the Forest Service determines the grand prize winner from among the finalists.
Help us select the Grand prize winner by voting for your favorite poster here.
Polling closes at 12:00PM (EDT) on Friday, April 28, 2017.