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2018 Wildfire Awareness Month Poster Coloring Contest

South Dakota Department of Agriculture

News Release


For Immediate Release: March 5, 2018

Media Contact: Jeni Lawver, 605.381.7232


2018 Wildfire Awareness Month Poster Coloring Contest


Rapid City, S.D. – May is Wildfire Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. To kick it off, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division is calling all kids, ages 3-12, to showcase their artistic abilities in this year’s Wildfire Awareness Month Poster Coloring Contest.


This year’s entries will reflect the theme “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire”. Kids living in South Dakota are eligible to participate. All entries must be postmarked by April 21, 2018. 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 mediums that may be used.


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

  • Group 1 (Ages 3-7) Contestants submit the official “One Less Spark” poster.
  • Group 2 (Ages 8-12) Contestants submit the official “Campsite” poster.


A Smokey Bear plush toy will be awarded to the contest winners in each category on or before May 31. Posters will not be returned.


The coloring posters may be downloaded and printed from the South Dakota Wildfire Awareness Month website at this link: http://www.sdwildfireawareness.com/#!coloring-contest/c1tkc.


All submissions must be mailed to:

South Dakota Wildland Fire Division

Attn: Casey Warren

3305 West South St.

Rapid City, SD 57702


For more information, contact Casey Warren at 605.390.5831 or email casey.warren@state.sd.us.


South Dakota 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 and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.