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Aspen Dorr

Winner of the 8-12 Age Group!

Bree Canfield 

Winner of the 3-7 Age Group!

2015 Coloring Contest Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcing the South Dakota Wildfire Awareness Month’s 2015 Coloring Contest winners! Congratulations to Bree Canfield of Spearfish for winning the 3 to 7 age group and Aspen Dorr of Canistota for winning the  8 to 12 age group. They each were awarded a plush Smokey Bear toy.

 

There were 501 entries in the 3 to 7 age group and 514 entries in the 8 to 12 age group.  Out of the 1,015 entries, a grueling decision was made on two masterpieces to win and represent the theme of “Tame the Flame.” 

 

 

The Wildfire Awareness Month Kick-Off at the Main Street Square will be early May again in 2017.  Check back in the spring for more details!

 

2017's event will include these fun opportunities:

  • Match Stick Forest: This demonstration will show the importance of pre-fire mitigation for your property, including how slope, tree spacing, and topography can affect fire behavior.

  • Tanker Flying: Fly our “tanker planes” which are used as a tool to fight wildfires and learn about how tankers are used in wildland firefighting.

  • Dress Up Like A Firefighter:  Gear up in our fire safety equipment at our dress up area. Then learn about our tools we use to fight fires.

  • Fire Truck Tours:  While touring our fire trucks, ask real wildland firefighters any questions you may have.

  • Smokey Bear Appearance: Come get your photo taken with Smokey Bear!

  • Fire Shelter Station:  Deploy a fire shelter and see what firefighters use for protection and safety.

  • Coloring Contest: See the coloring contest winner’s great artwork.

 
 
 
 
Below are a few pictures of the festivities from 2015!

 

 

Embers on the Prairie - Ages 3-7

Forest Cabin - Ages 8-12

Help us spread the message about preventing wildland fires in South Dakota with our poster coloring contest! 

Participants must be residents of the State of South Dakota and only one entry per child is allowed.  Each poster MUST be colored by the child with no outside assistance.  Click here for the official coloring contest rules and entry form. Paint, markers, crayons, or colored pencils are mediums that may be used. 

One winner in each age group will be chosen on or before May 31, 2017 and will receive a Smokey Bear plush toy!

Below are the poster coloring contest sheets for our two age groups. Click on the picture for a printable version of the coloring sheet. 

Entries MUST be postmarked by April 21, 2017!!! 

 

Mail submissions to:
South Dakota Wildland Fire Division

Attn: Casey Warren

3305 West South Street

Rapid City, SD  57702

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

2017 artwork Help us spread the message about preventing wildland fires in South Dakota with our poster coloring contest! 

Participants must be residents of the State of South Dakota and only one entry per child is allowed.  Each poster MUST be colored by the child with no outside assistance.  Click here for the official coloring contest rules and entry form. Paint, markers, crayons, or colored pencils are mediums that may be used. 

One winner in each age group will be chosen on or before May 31, 2018 and will receive a Smokey Bear plush toy!

Below are the poster coloring contest sheets for our two age groups. Click on the picture for a printable version of the coloring sheet. 

Entries MUST be postmarked by April 21, 2018!!! 

 

Mail submissions to:
South Dakota Wildland Fire Division

Attn: Casey Warren

3305 West South Street

Rapid City, SD  57702

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

Last Year's Winning Submissions

Out of 300 participants here are the 2017 winners!
Above: For the 3-7 age group, Layla Norrie of Box Elder, SD.
Below: For the 8-12 age group, Paden Belkham of Blunt, SD.

2018 Contest

2018 Contest Winners

Winner of the 3-7 Year Old Age Group is:

Ian Cammack from  Enning, SD

Winner of the 8-12 Year Old Age Group is:

Brooklynn Baird from Whitewood, SD 

2019- Help us spread the message about preventing wildland fires in South Dakota with our coloring contest!  This year's theme is "Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday Celebration".

Participants must be residents of the State of South Dakota and only one entry per child is allowed.  Each coloring sheet MUST be colored by the child with no outside assistance.  Click here for the official coloring contest rules and entry form. Paint, markers, crayons, or colored pencils are mediums that may be used. 

One winner in each age group will be chosen on or before May 31, 2019 and will receive a large Smokey Bear plush toy!

Below are the coloring contest sheets for our two age groups. Click on the picture for a printable version of the coloring sheet. 

Entries MUST be postmarked by April 19, 2019!!! 

 

Mail submissions to:
South Dakota Wildland Fire Division

Attn: Casey Warren

3305 West South Street

Rapid City, SD  57702

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