Arbor Day Poster Contest
Fifth grade students are encouraged to design and submit an original poster depicting the current year's theme:
Trees Are Terrific in All Shapes and Sizes
- Be sure to read the contest rules carefully.
- Activities - These activities satisfy NYSED Grade 5 Science Learning Standards #4 & 7; Art Learning Standards #1 & 2; several Math Learning Standards
- Nature's Color Palette (HTML) Nature's Color Palette (PDF) (785 KB) an article about why leaves change color
2012 Arbor Day tree planting at Capital with
Commissioner Martens, Program Coordinator
Kramarchyk and Poster Contest Winner Hershini Paray
Poster competition begins at the local elementary school level. Each school's winning entry is then entered into a regional judging event. Nine regional champions are chosen and from these a final, statewide winner is selected. The state winner will be invited to celebrate at the State Capital in Albany and have a tree planted in their name at their school. Various other prizes are awarded to the state winning student and his/her school. The New York State winner also receives the honor of having his/her artwork replicated as the NYS Arbor Day Bookmark, which is distributed to schools and libraries all over the state. Approximately 2,000 students from around the state participate each year.
By participating in the annual Arbor Day poster contest, students learn about the importance of trees and how they affect the health and well being of our environment and the quality of life in our communities.
For more information about the annual Arbor Day poster contest contact your local DEC office.
More about Arbor Day Poster Contest:
- Arbor Day Poster Contest Rules - Please follow these rules in order to submit qualified winning posters.