About the Awards

2018 National Smokey Bear Award Nominations

The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) Program committee is pleased to invite nominations of deserving candidates for the 2018 Smokey Bear Awards. Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), and the Ad Council, the national Smokey Bear Awards recognize outstanding service in the prevention of human-caused wildfires and to increase public recognition and awareness of the need for continuing wildfire prevention efforts. This merit award has been bestowed upon well-deserving groups and individuals annually since 1957 for outstanding work and significant program impact on wildfire prevention. To see if you are eligible, go here:

Instructions for Nominations

All 2018 Smokey Bear Award nominations must be submitted electronically by Friday, December 15, 2017 using this form: If you need assistance accessing this form please contact Amanda Cooke with the National Association of State Foresters at For additional questions you may contact an agency coordinator for your region of the United States.

View the 2018 guidelines and criteria “Smokey Bear Awards Guidelines Criteria 2018”. Please note this PDF is for reference only as you prepare the nomination. The CFFP is only accepting nominations submitted through the JotForm link.