Statewide Competition Price Money
Statewide Winner—$125
1st Place Division Winner—$100
2nd Place Division Winner—$75
3rd Place Division Winner—$50


We are also excited to announce a new division this year! An Audio Visual Division is now available for students, which can include videos or recorded audio clips promoting wildfire prevention. 

Audio Visual Division—All Grades
Computer Generated Division—All Grades
Senior Division - Grades 10-12
Junior Division - Grades 7-9
Intermediate Division - Grades 4-6
Primary Division - Grades K-3
Special Education 1 - Grades K-6
Special Education 2 - Grades 7-12


  • Educate Montana’s youth on ways to reduce human-caused wildland fires and be safe with fire;
  • Assist educators with teaching fire safety, prevention and conservation; and
  • Utilize ideas and messages from the art contest in future fire prevention programs.

Entry Deadline: February 24, 2017

Theme: One Less Spark One Less Wildfire

Contest Rules

  • Artwork will be judged on originality, design, slogan, artwork and prevention message
  • Entries must follow a wildland fire theme
  • Contest is open to Montana students in grades K-12
  • Slogans should be clear, brief and positive
  • There is no paper size requirement
  • “Keep Montana Green” can be a part of the prevention message
  • Organization and agency logos and copyright characters may not be used
  • Use sturdy papers, such as cardstock or construction paper or mount on mat board
  • Artwork becomes property of Keep Montana Green and may be used for publicity purposes
  • Participant’s name, grade, age, school, school phone number, school address, teacher’s name and email should be included

Audio Visual Division
Videos or sound clips are acceptable in this division. Examples include: TV commercials, news stories, radio advertisements, public service announcements, educational material or social media products.

  • Video and audio clips need to be :30 seconds or less
  • Students can use any public domain footage, photos and music
  • Copyright materials can only be used with written permission
  • Video entrees must be uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube
  • Audio clips can be in mp3 format or uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube
  • All content must be PG or G
  • Participants need to email,, an mp3 file as an attachment or a link to their video by February 24, 2017

Artwork will first be judged regionally by the six Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Land Offices. Ribbons will be awarded to the first three places and honorable mentions will be recognized in each division. These winners will be announced by their regional land offices and their artwork will advance to the statewide competition. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation. Audio Visual, Computer Generated and Special Education Divisions are only judged statewide and must be sent directly to Crystal Beckman.


Crystal Beckman, Executive Director, 406-542-4251,

Art Contest

Join Keep Montana Green in celebrating 56 years of art and wildfire prevention. Each year, participants generate amazing ideas and impressive artwork that promotes Keep Montana Green’s mission of preventing human-caused wildfires. Last year was a record breaking year for participation; 3,000 students and 147 teachers from 112 schools across the state participated. We hope you will take part in this year’s art contest!