Art Contest Building a Fire Resilient Future

Staff Report

On Saturday, May 4, 2024 the Kern Fire Safe Council, Kern County Fire Department and the US Forest Service will be hosting a Wildfire Awareness Day in Kernville, CA. This year’s theme will be “Building a Fire Resilient Future.” The event will promote wildfire preparation, home hardening, defensible space, your footprint in the forest, and community safety in the event of a wildfire.

In partnership with this year’s event, the Kern River Valley Art Association (KRVAA) will be hosting a “Building a Fire Resilient Future” themed art contest. The contest will be sponsored by the Kern Fire Safe Council using grant funds awarded by CalFire through the California Climate Investments initiative.  Awards will be presented to three (3) artists selected by a review committee.   First place will receive $500, second place will receive $400, and third place will receive $300. The winning works will be used by the Council for educational purposes and become property of the Council. 

Submitted works should evoke emotion, awareness, and a call to action, and invoke the theme of this years Wildfire Awareness Day “Building a Fire Resilient Future”.  Entry to this contest is FREE. All media are welcome, one (1) entry per artist, please.  An awards celebration and reception will be held May 5, 2024, 3pm, at The Station in Wofford Heights, 6701 Wofford Boulevard.  Works must be submitted Friday, May 3rd from 9am-5pm, and Saturday, May 4th from 9am-12noon, at The Station, The Station in Wofford Heights, 6701 Wofford Boulevard. 

It is the mission of the Kern Fire Safe Council to safeguard the residents of our communities and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, innovation and action. It is important to us that Kern County residents and visitors be prepared to withstand and be resilient from the effects of wildfires.

For further information regarding the art contest please contact Marina at [email protected]

For further information regarding the Kern Fire Safe Council or our Wildfire Awareness Day, please contact Cuc Tat at 661-619-6841 or check out our website at