• 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 23, 2018

Theme: Prepare, Prevent, Protect

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, crystal.beckman@keepgreen.org, an mp3 file as an attachment or a link to their video by February 23, 2018

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.



Mail or deliver artwork to:
 All artwork should be mailed or delivered to their respective regional DNRC Land Offices, including Special Education and Computer Generated Divisions. Audio Visual Division participants need to email, crystal.beckman@keepgreen.org, an mp3 file as an attachment or a link to their video that is uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo.

Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders Counties
DNRC Northwestern Land Office
655 Timberwolf Parkway, Suite 1
Kalispell, MT 59901-1215

Deer Lodge, Granite, Mineral, Powell, Missoula, Ravalli and Silver Bow Counties
DNRC Southwestern Land Office
1401 27th Ave.
Missoula, MT 59804

Blaine, Chouteau, Daniels, Fergus, Golden Valley, Hill, Judith Basin, Petroleum, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley and Wheatland Counties
DNRC Northeastern Land Office
613 N. E. Main Street
P. O. Box 1021
Lewistown, MT 59457-1021

Beaverhead, Broadwater, Cascade, Gallatin, Glacier, Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Madison, Meagher, Park, Pondera, Teton and Toole Counties
DNRC Central Land Office
8001 N. Montana Avenue
Helena, MT 59602

Big Horn, Carbon, Musselshell, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Treasure, and Yellowstone Counties
DNRC Southern Land Office
Airport Business Park
1371 Rimtop Drive
Billings, MT 59105

Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, and Wibaux Counties
DNRC Eastern Land Office
321 Main Street
Miles City, MT 59301