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2016 Wildfire Awareness Month Poster Coloring Contest

South Dakota Department of Agriculture

News Release




For Immediate Release: February 8, 2016

Media Contact: Jeni Lawver, 605.381.7232


2016 Wildfire Awareness Month Poster Coloring Contest


Rapid City, S.D. – In preparation for Wildfire Awareness Month in May, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division is holding a coloring contest.


This year’s theme is “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.” South Dakota youth ages 3-12 years of age can showcase their artistic abilities. All entries must be postmarked by April 22, 2016. Only one entry per child is allowed and submitted posters must be completed by the child with no outside assistance. Each entry must include a completed entry form. Paint, markers, crayons or colored pencils are may be used.


The contest has two age brackets with a prize awarded to each group.

Group 1 (Ages 3-7) Contestants submit the official “High Five” poster.

Group 2 (Ages 8-12) Contestants submit the official “Home Sweet Home” poster.


A Smokey Bear plush toy will be awarded to the contest winners in each category. Posters will not be returned.


The coloring posters may be downloaded and printed from the South Dakota Wildfire Awareness Month website at this link: www.sdwildfireawareness.com.


All submissions must be mailed to:

South Dakota Wildland Fire Division

Attn: Cindy Hansen

3305 West South Street

Rapid City, SD 57702


For more information, contact Cindy Hansen at 605-393-8011 or email cindy.hansen@state.sd.us.


The SD Wildland Fire Division can be found on Facebook by searching SD Wildland Fire and on Twitter @SDWildlandFire.


Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.