Earth Day Patch Contest

In an effort to foster a cleaner and healthier state, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department sponsors an annual contest to design a North Dakota Earth Day patch.

2020 Earth Day Patch Contest Winners

Patch drawn by Allison Gudmundson

Overall Winner

Allison Gudmundson

Patch drawn by Kenzley Hausauer

Winner - Ages 6 -9

Kenzley Hausauer

Patch drawn by Rowan Bushnell

Winner - Ages 14 - 18

Rowan Bushnell

Contest Rules

Winners - Three winners are chosen from the three age categories and a grand prize patch design is then chosen from those three winning designs.

  • Age Categories:
    • 6-9
    • 10-13
    • 14-18

Prizes - The winners of each category receive 10X42 binoculars. The grand prize design is used on a patch given out to members of school groups, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts and 4-H clubs that participate in Earth Day cleanup projects in North Dakota during the spring and summer, and is recognized in the North Dakota OUTDOORS magazine.

Contestants are urged to get their youth organizations involved in Earth Day cleanup projects on state-owned or managed lands, parks and other community outdoor facilities. Have fun and good luck!

Contest Rules

  • The patch will be round and three inches in diameter.
  • There will be a limit of 5 colors on the patch.
  • The patch should incorporate some aspect of Earth Day or keeping North Dakota and the environment clean.
  • The contestant must be a North Dakota resident between the ages of 6 and 18 years…age categories are 6-9, 10-13, and 14-18.
  • Lettering must be printed.
  • The name, address, age, and phone number of the contestant must be clearly printed on the entry form.
  • Contest entry design must be on a sheet of standard 8 ½ x 11” paper. It should be noted that the patch size will be 3 inches in diameter. The entry design should reflect this size limitation.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • Contest deadline: March 15th, 2021

Entry Form

Entry Form

To enter, use the form below or submit one white page with the 3-inch-diameter drawing and contestant's (printed) name, address, phone number and age.

Downloadable Entry Form

Earth Day Patch Contest Entry Form (.pdf)

Mail submissions to:

Pat Lothspeich
North Dakota Game and Fish Department
100 N Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501

Earth Day Report Form

To order Earth Day patches for members of groups conducting Earth Day projects, please complete the Earth Day Report Form.