The National Garden Club holds a couple of youth contests every year which promote thinking and caring about nature and environment for young children. Local Garden Clubs promote these contests in the communities. Below you’ll find a summary of the currently offered contests and prizes.
Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest
Our most known contest! The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. are giving students the opportunity to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl their understanding of wildfire prevention and basic environmental conservation principles.
National winner will get a trip for 4 to Washington DC to the ceremony and $50 in all five grades
There are 5 winners: one for each grade
Age of participants: 1-5 grade
Smokey Bear Theme: Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!
Woodsy Owl Theme: Lend A Hand - Care For The Land!
Deadline: December 3rd, 2014
Drop off posters at the Mansfield Public Library drop off box in the youth room.
Goal of this contest is to excite and encourage our Youth to express and explore their creative thoughts through different types of poetry. NGC’s Poetry Contest enables our Youth to embrace their creativity through the art of writing.
Winners get printed booklet with poems
Age of participants: K-9 grade
Theme: Good Stewards of Our Earth
Deadline: November 5, 2014.
Drop off entries at the Mansfield Public Library drop off box in the youth room OR mail contest entries to:
Poetry Contest c/o The Garden Club of Mansfield P.O. Box 1397 Mansfield, MA 02048