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 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


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.

Resources

2018 Statewide Winners!!!



Primary Division
1 - Davin Graves, 3rd grade, Graff Elementary School, Mrs. Sullivan
2 - Tavin Shilhanek, 3rd grade, Graff Elementary School, Mrs. Sullivan
3 - Abbey Dotson, 3rd grade, Rau Elementary School, Mrs. Hill

Intermediate Division
1 - Jersi Morse, 6th grade, Havre Middle School, Mrs Hansard
2 - Valentina Sacca, 4th grade, West Glacier Elementary, Ms Kempke
3 - Amelia Mason, 6th grade, Fair-Mont-Egan School, Mrs. Rohletter

Junior Division
1 - Cate Cota, 8th grade, Roundup Jr./Sr. High School, Mrs. Unterseher
2 - Jasper Fairchild, 7th grade, Lewistown Jr. High, Mrs. Ferguson
3 - Malayna Nelson, 8th grade, Three Forks School, Mr. Palmer

Senior Division
1 - Jesse Mae Cummings, 12th grade, Plains High School, Mrs. Cole
2 - Victoria Schneider, 10th grade, Fromberg Public School, Ms. O'Brien
3 - Edna Borntrager, 10th grade, Roundup Jr./Sr. High School, Mrs. Unterseher

Computer Generated Division

1 - Libby Jenkins, 9th grade, Whitefish High School, Mr. Collinsworth
2 - Jacob Novak - 3rd grade, Graff Elementary School, Mrs. Sullivan
3 - Dakota Auk - 9th grade, Hobson Public School, Mrs. Wichman

Special Education K-6

1 - Dominik Balsdon, 3rd grade, Fort Shaw Elementary, Mrs Polich
2 - Matty Clark, 3rd grade, Fort Shaw Elementary, Mrs Polich
3 - James Clark, 4th grade, Fort Shaw Elementary, Mrs Polich

Special Education 7-12
1 - Jacob Kinn, 11th grade, Terry Public School, Ms Huckins
2 - Colin Stone, 7th grade, Washington Middle School, Mr Fischer
3 - Kiara Srader, 8th grade, Washington Middle School, Mr Fischer

Regional Winners

Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders Counties

DNRC Northwestern Land Office


Primary Division, Grades K-3:
1st Place – Yoseph Vick, 1st Grade, Yaak School, Mrs. Wilson;
2nd Place – Nolan Mayhew, 1st Grade, Smith Valley School, Mrs. Goetting;
3rd Place – Quinn Yerian, Kindergarten, West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Kempke; and
Honorable Mentions: Liam Byrd, Grade 2; Jack Austin, Grade 3; and Jack Beltz, Grade 3, from West Glacier Elementary,
Ms. Kempe. Jasmine Bilbrey, 2nd Grade, Yaak School, Mrs. Wilson; Kaya Carlburg, 3rd Grade, Cayuse Prairie, Ms. Limbris;
and Bo Lipka, 2nd Grade, Glacier Gateway Elementary, Mary Ellen Getts.

Intermediate Division, Grades 4-6:
1st Place – Valentina Sacca, 4th Grade, West Glacier, Ms. Kempke;
2nd Place – Jonus Holm, 6th Grade, Fortine School, Mrs. Roloff;
3rd Place – Amelia Mason, 6th Grade, Fair-Mont-Egan School, Mrs. Rohletter.
Honorable Mentions: Julia Byrd, Eleanor Smiley, Abbey Biel, and Ellie Redding of West Glacier Elementary, Ms. Kempke and Mrs. Wieringa; Guinivere Hannigar from Olney-Bissell, Ms. Szalay; Katie Porter, Dixon School, Mrs. Bigsam; Jazilynn Peltier and Keenan McDole, Fortine School, Mrs. Roloff; Olivia Wagoner and Layla Brasen, Fair-Mont-Egan, Mrs. Rohletter; and Imperial Big-Sam, Arlee School, Mr. McKoy.

Junior Division, Grades 7-9:
1st Place – Chance Griffin, 9th Grade, Plains High School, Ms. Cole;
2nd Place – Lance Palmer, 9th Grade, Thompson Falls Jr. High, Ms. Wheeler;
3rd Place – Dawson Dumont, 7th Grade, Charlo Schools, Mrs. Hertz.
Honorable Mentions: Tucker Love, Nikolas Marquez, and Hayleigh Laine Smith, Grade 7, Charlo School, Ms. Hertz; Tucker Foster, Dacia Garrison, and Danielle Castonguay, Plains School, Ms. Cole; Aubrey Giffin, Erik Strom, and Cody Fritz, Thompson Falls Jr. High, Mrs. Slater; Elayna Hagen and Tanner Stone, Bigfork Middle School, Mrs. Britt.
 
Senior Division, 1 Grades 10-12:
1st Place – Jesse Mae Cummings, 12th Grade, Plains School, Ms. Cole;
2nd Place – Jenny Scrivner, 10th Grade, Hot Springs High School, Ms. Johnson;
3rd Place – Audrey Brown, 10th Grade, Plains School, Ms. Cole.
Honorable Mentions: Dakota Butcher, 10th Grade, Plains High School, Ms. Cole; and Izyk Gillingham, 11th Grade, St. Ignatious High School.


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

DNRC Northeastern Land Office


Primary Division, Kindergarten-3rd grades:
1st place – Johnnie Schultz, 2nd Grade, Home School, Grass Range, Mont.;
2nd place – Blair Peterschick, 2nd Grade, Highland Park Elementary School, Lewistown, Mont.;
3rd place – Aliyah Espejel, 2nd Grade, Lincoln McKinley Elementary School, Havre, Mont.;
Honorable Mentions – Leighton Stroh, 2nd Grade, Roy Public Schools and Taryn Reid, 3rd Grade, Geraldine School.

Intermediate Division, 4th-6th grades:
1st place – Michael Moore, 6th Grade, Havre Middle School;
2nd place – Jersi Morse, 6th Grade, Havre Middle School;
3rd place – Severin Heimbirgner, 5th Grade, F.E. Elementary School, Big Sandy, Mont.,
Honorable Mentions – Alyssa Williams, 6th Grade, Havre Middle School, Amber Pearson, 5th Grade, Malta Elementary School, and Morgyn Adkins, 6th Grade, Havre Middle School.

 Junior Division, 7th-9th grades:
1st place – Alexa Fishell, 9th Grade, Scobey High School;
2nd place – Brooklyn Nason, 8th Grade, Lewistown Junior High School;
3rd place – Jasper Fairchild, 7th Grade, Lewistown Junior High School;
Honorable Mentions – Hailey Jackson, Brooke Weinheimer and Avery Terry, 7th Grade, Lewistotwn Junior High School.

Senior Division, 10th-12th grades:
1st place – Tawnee Robertson, 12th Grade, Froid High School,
2nd place – Kassidy Dahl, 12th Grade, Scobey High School;
3rd place – Taylor Baldry, 12th Grade, Scobey High School;
Honorable Mentions – Aniston Sampson, 12th Grade, Poplar High School, Ethan Anderson, 12th Grade, Scobey High School, and Molly Danielson, 11th Grade, Froid High School.


Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, and Wibaux Counties

DNRC Eastern Land Office


PRIMARY DIVISION  (K-3 GRADES):
1st Place – Brynja Halvorson; 3rd Grade, Rau Elementary, Julie Hill, Sidney
2nd Place – Abbey Dotson; 3rd Grade, Rau Elementary, Julie Hill, Sidney
3rd Place – Ella Whiteman; 2nd Grade, Rau Elementary, Mrs. Miller, Sidney
Honorable Mentions – Benny Woodring; 1st Grade, Rau Elementary, Miss Wiebe, Sidney

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (4-6 GRADES):

1st Place – Jaelin Jimison; 5th Grade, Lincoln Elementary School, Mrs. Bowlds, Glendive
2nd Place – Michael Carney; 6th Grade, Deer Creek School, Mr. Miller, Glendive
3rd Place – Remy Stempel; 5th Grade, Circle Schools, Ronda Idland, Circle

JUNIOR DIVISION (7-9 GRADES):
1st Place – Hannah Haslem; 9th Grade, Colstrip High School, Karen Briggs, Colstrip
2nd Place – Cindy Weir; 9th Grade, Colstrip High School, Karen Briggs, Colstrip
3rd Place – Camryn Zink; 8th Grade, Washington Middle School, Mr. Fischer, Miles City
Honorable Mentions – Shelby Button; 9th Grade, Colstrip High School, Karen Briggs, Colstrip


Deer Lodge, Granite, Mineral, Powell, Missoula, Ravalli and Silver Bow Counties

DNRC Southwestern Land Office


Primary
1st Natalie Gravley from Helmville school, 3rd Grade
2nd Mikah Barrett from Victor School, 2nd Grade
3rd Kameron Linstedt from Desmet School, 3rd Grade
Honorable Mentions: Charisma Bonnel from Victor School, 2nd Grade and Lilliane Buchannan From Victor School, 2nd Grade

Intermediate
1st Kaden Gravley from Helmville, 5th Grade
2nd Delaney Wagner from Drummond, 6th Grade
3rd Emily Ray Hensiek from Lewis and Clark, 4th Grade
Honorable Mentions: Taylor Mckinley from Victor, 6th Grade and Chloe Pollan from Victor, 5th Grade

Junior
1st - Caleb Parke from Drummond, 8th Grade
2nd - Abby K from Victor, 7th Grade
3rd - Lillian Sage from Victor, 8th Grade
Honorable Mentions: Tia Allred from Victor, 7th Grade;  Lily Kessler Divide School, 7th Grade; and Jenna Bowler from Target Range 7th Grade

Senior Division
1st - Kaitlynn Deering from Victor, 10th Grade
2nd - Autumn Garrand from Victor 11th Grade
3rd - Josie Baggett from Hamilton High 10th Grade
Honorable Mentions: Aliza Ives from Victor 12th Grade and Skyla Sage from Victor; 10th Grade


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

DNRC Central Land Office


PRIMARY DIVSION
1st Place -  Bridget Hilmer, Meadowlark Elementary School, Bozeman, MT
2nd Place - Kendall Kolste, Fairfield Elementary School, Fairfield, MT
3rd Place – Kelby Leversee, Fairfield Elementary School, Fairfield, MT
Honorable Mentions - James Allred, Heck/Quaw Elementary, Belgrade, MT; Lucille Bryce, Meadowlark Elementary School, Bozeman, MT; Fana Takahashi, Bozeman Summit School, Bozeman, MT

INTERMEDIATE DIVSION
1st Place - Kenzie Allen, Fort Shaw Elementary, Fort Shaw, MT
2nd Place - Andrea Wurz, Miami Elementary School, Conrad, MT
3rd Place - Ryan Lackey, Sunnyside School, Great Falls, MT
Honorable Mentions - Zander Nance, Montana City School, Clancy, MT; Kevin Wipf, Midway Colony School, Dutton/Brady, MT

JUNIOR DIVSION
1st Place - Malayna Nelson, Three Forks School, Three Forks, MT
2nd Place - Julia Thompson, Montana City School, Clancy, MT
4rd Place - Kayla Wipf, Miami Elementary School, Conrad, MT
Honorable Mentions - Dru Bolender, Three Forks Wolves; Gage Banner, Greenfield School District #75, Fairfield, MT


Big Horn, Carbon, Musselshell, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Treasure, and Yellowstone Counties

DNRC Southern Land Office


Primary Divsion
1 - Davin Graves, 3rd Grade, Graff Elementary School, Mrs. Sullivan
2 - Tavin Shilhanek, 3rd Grade, Graff Elementary School, Mrs. Sullivan
3 - Kale Hunter, 3rd Grade, Graff Elementary School, Mrs. Sullivan

Intermediate Divsion
1 - Chloe Holley, 4th Grade, Graff Elementary School, Mrs. Sullivan
2 - Kayden Rides Horse, 4th Grade, Lodge Grass Elementary School, Ms. Hollingsworth
3 - Audreyanna Hoots, 4th Grade, Graff Elementary School, Mrs. Sullivan

Junior Divsion
1 - Cate Cota, 8th Grade, Roundup Jr./Sr. High School, Mrs. Unterseher
2 - Leora Banonis, 7th Grade, Roosevelt Middle School, Mrs. Lauritzen
3 - Serena Steffan, 8th Grade, Fromberg Public School, Ms. O'Brien

Senior Divsion
1 - Victoria Schneider, 10th Grade, Fromberg Public School, Ms. O'Brien
2 - Edna Borntrager, 10th Grade, Roundup Jr./Sr. High School, Mrs. Unterseher
3 - Hiroki Aida, 11th Grade, Roundup Jr./Sr. High School, Mrs. Unterseher

Thank you all for your hard work and participation!!!!

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