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The Roadside Wildflower Program, "Operation Wildflower", was originated in 1972 by the Tulsa Garden Club and Mrs. W.C. Roads. It was adopted by the Oklahoma Garden Clubs, Inc., in 1974 as a continuing state project. Goals were based on conservation and ecology; to save the native grasses and wildflowers, educate the public in the appreciation, preservation, propagation and enhancement of the highways with wildflowers. This program has now developed into a national project. In 1977, the Wildflower Coloring Contest was began and continues today.

The wildflower for the contest changes each year.
 Wildflower Coloring Contest Titles
2012 - "Spiderwort"  tradescantia ohiensis
2013 - "Sneezeweed"  helenium amarum
2014 - "Blue-eyed Grass" sisyrinchium campestre

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Click here for USDA Conservation Resource web site for more information

Division I - Kindergarten - 1st Grade
Division II - Grades 2,3
Division III - Grades 4,5,6
Division IV - Grades 7,8,9
Division V - 10, 11, 12 
Division VI - Senior Citizens


RULES

1. Wildflower must be drawn on a typewriter size sheet (81/2x11)of paper and be mounted on a 9x12 inch sheet of green construction paper

2. Any media may be used

3. Botanical and common name of wildflower must be at the bottom of the picture

4. Each year a particular wildflower will be selected to learn and study growth habits.

5. Entry must be the work of the contestant.

6. All contestants must be sponsored by a member Garden Club.

8. On Back of poster place: Name, street, town, grade, school, parents's name, Garden Club sponsor, & District.

9. Refer to "Roadside Wildflowers of Oklahoma" by Doyle McCoy

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

Art Work - 60 points
True to Color- 20 points
Neatness - 10 points
Overall appearance- 10 points
Total Points 100

State Awards:
Division I,II,III: 1st $10., 2nd $7. 3rd - $5.
Division VI: Certificates only

Deadline: Posters must be mailed to State Wildflower Chairman, immediately after District Judging NO later than February 1.

All prize winning pictures become the property of OGC, Inc. These will be used as exhibits to the public, and may, in time, be returned to the artist.