The New Jersey Forest Fire Service invites students to create wildlife prevention messages and poster designs for Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Calendar Contest.

The contest is being launched during Fire Prevention Week (October 7 – 13) and fire prevention season.

School groups and home-schooled students can work on the posters through October. Logistics include:

WHO: Contest is open to New Jersey students in grades 1, 2 and 3.

WHAT: A fire prevention-themed Smokey Bear Poster Coloring Contest that will produce winning posters for Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Calendar.

WHEN: Contest is open through the month of October (Deadline is October 31).

WHERE: Contest rules are detailed here.

HOW: Students must select one of the twelve monthly Wildfire Prevention Themes (see them here) and design a poster for that theme.

Teachers can submit up to three poster entries per classroom for the contest (one poster per student).

Completed entries must be mailed to or dropped off at one of the Forest Fire Service’s Divisional Offices.

Winning posters will be included in a printed 2019 Smokey Bear Calendar with classrooms receiving a visit from Smokey Bear.

Learn more about New Jersey’s Forest Fire Service.

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