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United States Department of the Interior
Montana State Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-4669

March 29, 2012

1120 (MT912) P
Information Bulletin No. MT-2012-024
To:                   All Montana/Dakotas Employees
From:               State Director
Subject:           Announcing Montana/Dakotas Slogan Contest Winner – “Your Land. Your Treasure.”
In early December, we launched a contest to see who could come up with a slogan that was short, catchy, and captured the essence of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Well, the wait is over!
I’m pleased to announce that Kristen Lenhardt submitted the winning slogan of, “Your Land. Your Treasure.” Congratulations to Kristen, and thanks to all of you who participated. We have some very creative employees out there! A team of employees assisted with narrowing down the 70-some entries to the top six (two tied for fifth place), then Associate State Director Kate Kitchell and I had fun reviewing them all.
While there can only be one winner, I wanted to share with you the other top five slogans, as well as some “Honorable Mention” categories the team came up with. Of course, these are done in fun; it’s just nice to see that we haven’t lost our sense of humor as we all tackle the challenges our complex multiple-use mission presents us on a daily basis.
Other Top Slogan Entries:
“Explore the Past, Experience the Present, Envision the Future”
“We Bring Great Lands to Life”
“BLM – Your Public Land Working for You”
“A Western Frontier of Possibility (-or-Pioneering the frontier of possibilities)”
“From mountains (peaks) to prairies”
Fun Honorable Mentions:
Sad, but true category: "A pipeline runs through it"
Split-personality award: “Working With You, For You”
CPR category: “We Bring Great Lands to Life”
Fast Food Category: “It’s your land, how can we help you?”
One-Stop-Shop Award: “Three States –Triple the Experience!”
Most appropriate for an election year: “Transitioning Your Resource Potentials”
Back to the Future Award: “The New Old West!”
Signed by:                                                       Authenticated by:
Jamie E. Connell                                             Ann Boucher (MT912)