Attention: State Youth Chairmen
Please promote the following contests with emphasis on your individual state deadlines.
Youth Recyclable Sculpture Contest
This contest encourages students to keep our planet green and to get involved with saving the environment. Students in grades 4 through 8 are eligible to create a sculpture of recyclable, reused and reduced materials. The sculpture is limited in width to 81/2 inches by 11 inches. Height should be proportional to width.
Chairman: Diane Franchini 153 Greenvale Drive, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Youth Poetry Themes for 2017-2019 term
Now is the time to excite and encourage our Youth to express & explore their creative thoughts through different types of poetry. This term's Poetry Contest enables our Youth to embrace their creativity through the art of writing! Be imaginative & join the winners to see your poetry in a printed booklet!
Chairman: Shirley Schmidt 1630 Williams Hwy #145, Grants Pass, OR 97527
"Let It Grow"
"Pop Goes the Seed"
Here is what YOU and YOUR students can do to help the environment:
What is now known as the Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest began as an initiative of the New Mexico State Garden Club in 1959. In 1960 National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) decided to replicate this contest. Since 2000, the poster contest has been managed by the USDA Forest Service Conservation Education Program.
1st through 5th grade students are invited to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl their understanding of fire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles.
The Grand Prize National Poster Contest Winner will win a free round trip airfare and accommodations for four to Washington, DC. $50 will also be awarded to the First Place National Winners from each grade level sponsored by the National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Marlena Parrott 2200 W 28th Street, Suite 102, Yuma, Az 85364
The Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl poster contest is an opportunity for local Garden Clubs to connect with their communities. The contest may be used to promote the club, attract children and their parents, and raise awareness of the importance of caring for the environment.
Poster RightsAll entries will become property of the U.S. Forest Service. Posters will not be returned to contestants. The U.S. Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs, Inc., may use the poster artwork for national educational materials and outreach.
The Youth Essay Contest is open to all High School students. Each year a $1,000 NGC Scholarship will be awarded to the National Winner. For complete rules and more information refer to the NGC website, www.gardenclub.org/, or contact your state chairman.
2017-2018 Theme: "Community Gardens - A Solution to Blight, Crime, and Hunger?
2018-2019 Theme: "The Impact of Bottled Water on the Environment and the Water Supply"
Length of essay: Between 600-700 words. The entry will be penalized if the essay does not conform to the required length. All words are to be counted. All entries must be typed and titled. Students should write the essay so it is suitable to be published in the NGC publication, The National Gardener.
Eligibility: Contests are open to High School students attending 9th through 12th grades. The contest must be sponsored by: single garden club, group of member clubs, councils or districts; or a State Garden Club. All entries become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
A $1000 National Garden Club Scholarship will be awarded to the National Winner. If the Winner is an underclassman, the $1000 Scholarship will be held by NGC, Inc. without accrued interest, until such time that the student enters college. At that time, the money will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Officer of the college that the student will enter. The second place winner will receive $100.00.
The Pacific Region Chairman is Saundra Rassi, 21300 S. E. Bohna Park Road, Damascus, OR 97089