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Award Levels

There are three possible award levels, based on the geographical scope of the nominated work:

Gold
This is the highest honor given to organizations or individuals for outstanding wildfire prevention service that is national in scope over at least a two-year period. A maximum of three Gold Smokey Bear awards may be given annually.
Silver
This is the highest honor given to organizations or individuals for outstanding wildfire prevention service that is regional (multistate) in scope over at least a two-year period. A maximum of five Silver Smokey Bear awards may be given annually.
Bronze
This is the highest honor given to organizations or individuals for outstanding wildfire prevention service that has impact within a state over at least a two-year period. A maximum of 10 Bronze Smokey Bear awards may be given annually.
Certificates and Plaques
Additionally, Smokey Bear certificates and plaques may be awarded to a few select nominees to recognize their potential to receive future Smokey Bear awards or for state forestry agencies to independently recognize outstanding wildfire prevention efforts.