Agency RSS

Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest Winners Announced

South Dakota Department of Agriculture News Release


For Immediate Release:  May 7, 2019

Media Contact: Jeni Lawver, 605.381.7232



Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest Winners Announced


RAPID CITY, S.D. – Charlee Ramsey of Phillip and Alyssa Miller of Box Elder are the winners of the 2019 South Dakota Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest. Ramsey is the winner of the 3 to 7 age group and Miller is the winner of the 8 to 12 age group. They each will be awarded a plush Smokey Bear toy.


The contest theme this year was, “Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Celebration.”  There were 711 entries in total, up from last year’s 367 entries. 


South Dakota Wildfire Awareness Month is planned by interagency cooperation and was created to promote wildfire awareness, safety and prevention through public events held throughout South Dakota to remind citizens of the dangers of wildland fire and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare for and prevent them. This year South Dakota has joined a multi-state proclamation with eleven other states in promoting Wildfire Awareness during the month of May.


Follow South Dakota Wildland Fire on Twitter @SDWildlandFire and on Facebook by searching SD Wildland Fire.


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.