Statewide Winners:


The statewide winner of all divisions is Davin Graves, 2nd grade, West Elementary School, Laurel, MT!!!


SENIOR DIVISION (10-12)
1st Place: Autumn Nicole Garrard, 10th grade, Victor High School, Victor, MT
2nd Place: Chelysa Owens-Cyr, 12th grade, Wolf Point High School, Wolf Point, MT
3rd Place: Julia Larsen, 12th grade, Hot Springs High School, Hot Springs, MT

JUNIOR DIVISION (7-9 GRADES):
1st Place: Jenny Lee Scrivner, 9th grade, Hot Springs High School, Hot Springs, MT
TIE 2nd Place: Brook Alder, 8th grade, Charlo Schools, Charlo, MT & Kacee Gordon, 8th grade, Lewistown Junior High, Lewistown, MT
3rd Place: Lyndsey Turley, 9th grade, Fromberg Public School, Fromberg, MT
Honorable Mention: Victoria Schneider, 9th grade, Fromberg Public School, Fromberg, MT

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (4-6 GRADES):
1st Place: Ava Sneddon, 6th grade, Lewis and Clark Middle School, Billings, MT
2nd Place: Scott Woods, 6th grade, Havre Middle School, Havre, MT
3rd Place: Patience Bunce, 6th grade, Arlee Elementary School, Arlee, MT
Honorable Mentions: Malia Matthews, 5th grade, Loy Elementary, Great Falls, MT & Kadin Graveley, 4th grade, Helmville School, Helmville, MT

PRIMARY DIVISION (K-3 GRADES):
1st Place: Adilynn Linday, 2nd grade, West Elementary School, Laurel, MT
2nd Place: Harmony Backer, 2nd grade, West Elementary School, Laurel, MT
3rd Place: Valentina Sacca, 3rd grade, West Glacier Elementary, West Glacier, MT

SPECIAL EDUCATION (7-12):
1st Place: Chase Foster, 10th grade, Glasgow High School, Glasgow, MT
2nd Place: Kiara Srader, 7th grade, Washington Middle School, Miles City, MT
3rd Place: Bryce Hanshew, 10th grade, Glasgow High School, Glasgow, MT
Honorable Mention: Jesse Martell, 10th grade, Glasgow High School, Glasgow, MT

SPECIAL EDUCATION (6-K):
1st Place: Joseph Mc Carty, 6th grade, Scobey School, Scobey, MT
2nd Place: Henry Maxfield, 5th grade, Parkview Elementary School, Dillon, MT
3rd Place: Maddie O’Connell, 1st grade, Parkview Elementary School, Dillon, MT

COMPUTER GENERATED DIVISION (K-12):
1st Place: Jorjana Fagone, 12th grade, Reed Point School, Reed Point, MT
2nd Place: Justin Villa, 12th grade, Reed Point School, Reed Point, MT
3rd Place: Isabella Long, 9th grade, Hobson Public School, Hobson, MT
Honorable Mentions: Tristan Grein, 11th grade, Columbia Falls High School, Columbia Falls, MT & Steven DeCamp, 12th grade, Columbia Falls High School, Columbia Falls, MT


AUDIO VISUAL DIVISION (K-12):

1st Place: Colyn Johnson & Jaxon Hume, 6th grade, Trego School, Trego, MT
2nd Place: Jazail Hume & Opal Brannon, 6th grade, Trego School, Trego, MT
3rd Place: Leon Aminkeng, 5th grade, Hobson School, Hobson, MT



Regional Winners:


EASTERN LAND OFFICE: Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, and Wibaux Counties


 JUNIOR DIVISION (7-9 GRADES):

1st Place – Cade Bollinger; 8th Grade, Washington Middle School, Mr. Fischer, Miles City
2nd Place - Bryn Snideman; 7th Grade, Washington Middle School, Mrs. Lynn, Glendive
3rd Place – Charlie Swogger; 8th Grade, Washington Middle School, Mr. Fischer, Miles City
HM – Sydney Schock; 8th Grade, Washington Middle School, Mrs. Lynn, Glendive
HM – Morgan French; 8th Grade, Washington Middle School, Mrs. Lynn, Glendive

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (4-6 GRADES):
1st Place – Carson Bogar; 6th Grade, Deer Creek Elementary, Mr. Miller, Glendive
2nd Place – Hannah Gingery; 6th Grade, Washington Middle School, Mrs. Lynn, Glendive
3rd Place – Taylor McPherson; 6th Grade, Fairview Schools, Mrs. Woodward, Fairview
HM – Scotti Mills; 6th Grade, Washington Middle School, Mrs. Lynn, Glendive
HM – Marett Schieber; 5th Grade, Rau Elementary, Mrs. Hill, Sidney

PRIMARY DIVISION (K-3 GRADES):
1st Place – Joey Carney; 1st Grade, Deer Creek Elementary, Mrs. Schwab, Glendive
2nd Place – Aubree Whiteman; 3rd Grade, Rau Elementary, Ms. Haverkamp, Sidney
3rd Place – Brynja Halvorson; 2nd Grade, Rau Elementary, Mr. Richter, Sidney


NORTHEASTERN LAND OFFICE: Blaine, Chouteau, Daniels, Fergus, Golden Valley, Hill, Judith Basin, Petroleum, Phillips, Roosevelt,Sheridan, Valley and Wheatland Counties


SENIOR DIVISION (10-12 GRADES):
1st place – Chelysa Owens-Cyr of Vivian Schultz’s 12th grade class at Wolf Point High School
2nd place – Paisley Ferdina of Schultz’s 10th grade class
3rd place – Lizzy Mentzer of Douglas Braulick’s 10th grade class at Fergus High School
Honorable mentions – Rachael Simons of Willmore’s 10th grade class and Chandlor Garfield of Schultz’s 11th grade class.

JUNIOR DIVISION (7-9 GRADES):
1st place – Kacee Gordon of Krystal Ferguson’s eighth grade class at Lewistown Junior High School
2nd place – Hannah Franz also of Ferguson’s eighth grade class
3rd place – Dylan Brown of Kelly Downing’s seventh grade class at Saco Public School
Honorable mentions – Connor Manning and Andres Lopez of Ferguson’s eighth grade class and Rhett Patnode of Joann Berry’s seventh grade class at Moore Public Schools.

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (4-6 GRADES):
1st place – Scott Woods of Jackie Lipp’s sixth grade class at Havre Middle School
2nd place – Olivia Albrecht also of Lipp’s sixth grade class
3rd place – Kyler Bender of Lipp’s sixth grade class
Honorable mentions – Emmie Lines and Larissa Hawley of Danielle Parsons’ sixth grade class at Havre Middle School, and Deion Lefdahl of Matt Greuner’s sixth grade class at Hinsdale School.

PRIMARY DIVISION (K-3 GRADES):
1st place – Cassie Daychild of Kim Russette’s third grade class at Rocky Boy Elementary School, Box Elder
2nd place – Greg Sears, also of Russette’s second grade class
3rd place – Stockton Stroh of Shelly Willmore’s  third grade class at Roy Public School
Honorable mentions – Ariana Standing Rock of Russette’s third grade class, Griffith Owen of Beth Kirsch’s third grade class at Highland Park Elementary School in Lewistown, and Amanda Mosby of Willmore’s second grade class. 


SOUTHWESTERN LAND OFFICE: Deer Lodge, Granite, Mineral, Powell, Missoula, Ravalli and Silver Bow Counties


SENIOR DIVISION (10-12 GRADES):
1st place – Autumn Garrard from Mrs. Ogden’s class at Victor School
2nd place – Justice Zito from Mrs. Ogden’s class at Victor School
3rd place: Amisa Ji from Mrs. Ogden’s class Victor School
Honorable Mentions – Kaitlynn Deering and Marina Gotcher from Victor School

JUNIOR DIVISION (7-9 GRADES):
1st place – Kaylee Rammell of Mrs. Katie Wardisiani’s class at Clinton Elementary School
2nd place – Nora Goodwin of Mrs. Ogden’s class at Victor School
3rd place – Lauren Leingang of Mrs. Wardisiani’s class at Clinton Elementary
Honorable Mentions – Ashley Lowe of Mrs. Wardisiani’s class at Clinton and Emily Buroker

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (4-6 GRADES):
1st place – Kadin Graveley of Mrs. Daniel’s class at Helmville
2nd place – Daniel Scott of Mrs. Purcell’s class at Lone Rock School
3rd place – Taylor Mckinley of Mrs. Ogden’s class in Victor
Honorable Mentions – Isaac Loessberg of Mrs. Daniel’s class in Helmville and Jackson Radtke of Mrs. Martin’s class at Hall Elementary

PRIMARY DIVISION (K-3 GRADES):
1st place – Nolan Lippy of Mrs. Crawford’s class at Florence-Carlton School
2nd place – Lilly Jarrell of Ms. Ostler’s class at Helmville School
3rd place – Noxon Strayer of Mrs. Crawford’s class at Florence-Carlton School
Honorable Mentions – Nya Myers at Hawthorne School and Michael Goettle of Helmville School


SOUTHERN LAND OFFICE: Big Horn, Carbon, Musselshell, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Treasure, and Yellowstone Counties


SENIOR DIVISION (10-12 GRADES):
1st place – Lily Agar of Mrs. O’Brien’s ninth grade class at Fromberg Public School, Fromberg
2nd place – Amanda Michell, Of Mrs. O’Brien’s 10th grade class, Fromberg Public School, Fromberg
3rd place – Lena Gantner of Peggy Unterseher’s 10th grade class at Roundup High School, Roundup
Honorable Mention – Donny Robertson of Mrs. O’Brien’s 11th grade class at Fromberg Public School, Fromberg.

JUNIOR DIVISON (7-9 GRADES):
1st place – Lyndsey Turley of Mrs. O’Brien’s ninth grade class at Fromberg Public School, Fromberg
2nd place – Victoria Schneider also of Mrs. O’Brien’s ninth grade class
3rd place – Spencer Layton of Mrs. Hoffman’s eighth grade class at Elder Grove School, Billings
honorable mentions – Leanne DeMarais of Mrs. O’Brien’s sixth grade class at Fromberg Public School; and Sasha Lurie of Jennifer Lurie’s ninth grade class at Lucia Institute of Learning, Roundup.

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (4-6 GRADES):
1st place – Ava Sneddon, Lewis and Clark Middle School, sixth grade class in Billings
2nd place – Benjamin Miller of Mrs. O’Brien’s fifth grade class at Joliet Grade School, Joliet
3rd place – Jase Breding, of Mrs. O’Brien’s sixth grade class at Joliet Grade School, Joliet
Honorable mentions – Samantha Seright, of Mrs. O’Brien’s sixth grade class, Fromberg Public School, Fromberg

PRIMARY DIVISION (K-3 GRADES):
1st place – Adilynn Linday, of Becky Sullivan’s second grade class at Graff Elementary School, Laurel
2nd place – Davin Graves, also of Becky Sullivan’s second grade class at Graff Elementary School, Laurel
3rd place – Harmoney Backer again of Becky Sullivan’s second grade class at Graff Elementary School, Laurel
Honorable mentions – Ben Wilcox of Becky Sullivan’s third grade class at Graff Elementary School, Laurel & Austin Ruff of Becky Sullivan’s third grade class.

NORTHWESTERN OFFICE: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders Counties


SENIOR DIVISION (10-12 grades):
1st Place – Julia Larson, 12th Grade, Hot Springs High School, Ms. Johnson, Hot Springs 
2nd Place – Teaira Truman, 10th Grade, Charlo High School, Ms. Fultz, Charlo 
3rd Place – Brock Tomlin, 10th Grade, Charlo High School, Ms. Fultz, Charlo 
Honorable Mention – Kassidy Kinzie, 10th Grade, Plains High School, Mrs. Cole, Plains
Honorable Mention – Rebecca Johnson, 11th Grade, Plains High School, Mrs. Cole, Plains
Honorable Mention – Derick Curry, 10th Grade, Plains High School, Mrs. Cole, Plains
Honorable Mention – Mackenzie Angle, 10th Grade, Plains High School, Mrs. Cole, Plains

JUNIOR DIVISON(7-9 grades):
1st Place – Rayven Hoffman, 9th Grade, Plains High School, Mrs. Cole, Plains
2nd Place – Jenny Lee Scrivner, 9th Grade, Hot Springs High School, Ms. Johnson, Hot Springs
3rd Place – Jake Weyers, 9th Grade, Plains High School, Mrs. Cole, Plains
Honorable Mention – Emma Turner, 9th Grade, Plains High School, Mrs. Cole, Plains
Honorable Mention – Elizabeth Nyde, 7th Grade, Bigfork Middle School, Mrs. Britt, Bigfork
Honorable Mention – Elayna Hagen, 7th Grade, Bigfork Middle School, Mrs. Britt, Bigfork
Honorable Mention – Louis Venicek, 7th Grade, Thompson Falls Jr. High, Ms. Wheeler, Thompson Falls
Honorable Mention – Vivian Rahn, 7th Grade, Olney Bissell School, Ms. Szalay, Whitefish
Honorable Mention – Brooke Alder, 8th Grade, Charlo Schools, Ms. Hertz, Charlo
Honorable Mention – Annelieses DeGrandpre , 8th Grade, Charlo Schools, Ms. Hertz, Charlo

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (4-6 grades):
1st Place – Patience Bunce, 6th Grade, Arlee Elementary, Mr. McKoy, Arlee
2nd Place – Wyatt Cox, 6th Grade, West Valley School, Mrs. Schwarz, Kalispell
3rd Place – Elyse Byrd, 6th Grade, West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Kempke, West Glacier  (Tied for 3rd)
3rd Place – Annabelle Rhodes, 5th Grade, Fortine Elementary, Mrs. Roloff, Fortine (Tied for 3rd
Honorable Mention – Austin Bigman, 6th Grade, West Valley School, Mrs. Schwarz, Kalispell
Honorable Mention – Camas Poteet, 6th Grade, Onley Bissell school, Ms. Szalay, Whitefish
Honorable Mention – Rubie Guthrie, 5th Grade, Fortine Elementary, Mrs. Roloff, Fortine
Honorable Mention – Benjamin Cooke, 6th Grade, Fortine Elementary, Mrs. Roloff, Fortine
Honorable Mention – Ellie May Guthrie, 6th Grade, Fortine Elementary, Mrs. Roloff, Fortine
Honorable Mention – Hope McAtee, 5th Grade, West Glacier Elementary, Mrs. Kempke, West Glacier

PRIMARY DIVISION (K-3 grades):
1st Place – Eleanor Smiley, 3rd Grade, West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Markuson, West Glacier
2nd Place – Taylor McCracken, 1st Grade, West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Kempke, West Glacier
3rd Place – Valentina Sacca, 3rd Grade, West Glacier Elementary School, Mrs. Kempke, West Glacier
Honorable Mention – Belicia Rivera, K, West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Kempke, West Glacier
Honorable Mention – Miles Colliander, 1st Grade, West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Kempke, West Glacier
Honorable Mention – Phebe Smiley, 1st Grade, West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Kempe, West Glacier
Honorable Mention – Jack Austin, 2nd Grade, West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Kempe, West Glacier
Honorable Mention –Jack Beltz, 2nd Grade, West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Kempke, West Glacier
Honorable Mention – Joshlynn Owens, West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Kempke, West GlacierHonorable Mention – Katie Porter, 3rd Grade, Dixon School, Mrs. Bigsam, Dixon


CENTRAL LAND OFFICE: Beaverhead, Broadwater, Cascade, Gallatin, Glacier, Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Madison, Meagher, Park, Pondera, Teton and Toole Counties




 





 

 

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. 

Divisions
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


Objectives

  • 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, crystal.beckman@keepgreen.org, an mp3 file as an attachment or a link to their video by February 24, 2017


Judging
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.

Resources


Questions
Crystal Beckman, Executive Director, 406-542-4251, crystal.beckman@keepgreen.org

Art Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 56th wildfire prevention art contest!!! 3,000 students and 133 teachers from 100 schools from across the state participated. Each year, participants generate amazing ideas and impressive artwork that promotes Keep Montana Green’s mission of preventing human-caused wildfires. Be sure to follow us of Facebook and Twitter for more pictures and information!!!