The Delaware Forest Service’s Arbor Day School Poster Contest is now accepting entries from Delaware students in grades K to 5 in all private, public, charter, and home schools. Winners will be selected from each county in the following grade categories: K, 1-2, 3-4, and 5. Awards will be presented at the State Arbor Day Ceremony with Governor John Carney. Winners also receive a tree-themed book, a poster reproduction on fine art canvas, and a free tree planting ceremony at their school. The Delaware Forest Service also distributes free pine seedlings to participating classes on a first-come, first-served basis.
The annual Arbor Day Poster Contest is designed to teach students about forests and forest resources. Participating in the contest is a way to learn more about the role of trees in our state and their direct impact on the health and well-being of Delaware residents.
This year’s theme – “Trees Are Terrific…in Cities and Towns!” – is designed to increase knowledge about the benefits of trees in our communities. While many people plant trees to provide fruit, beauty, or shade, the benefits of trees – especially in cities and towns – go far beyond those things. Trees are invaluable assets that provide numerous social, environmental and economic benefits such as lower energy costs, cleaner air and water, and increased property values.
“Trees are Terrific…in Cities and Towns!”
Posters will be judged on originality, use of theme, neatness, and artistic expression.
Deadline to register: March 15, 2019
Deadline to submit posters: March 29, 2019
Rules and guidelines for teachers: 2019 Poster Guidelines and Rules
To register and request seedlings: 2019 Poster Contest Registration Link
Check out the previous year’s winners:
- View 2018 Arbor Day Contest Winners
- View 2017 Arbor Day Contest Winners
- View 2016 Arbor Day Contest Winners
- View 2015 Arbor Day Contest Winners
- View 2014 Arbor Day Contest Winners
For more information, email: Ashley Melvin