Arbor Day Poster Contest
Fifth grade students are encouraged to design and submit an original poster depicting the current year's theme:
Tree-Mendous Trees of New York
- 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 (PDF) (785 KB) an article about why leaves change color
2013 Arbor Day tree planting at Empire Plaza with
Program Manager Kramarchyk, Poster Contest
Winner Tari Civerolo, Division Director Davies,
and Program Assistant Kellogg
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 and to get a copy of the Arbor Day bookmark contact a DEC Forester near you. See the list below.
John Wernet, NYS DEC
5 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Jeff Speich, NYS DEC
47-40 21st St, L. I. City, NY 11101
George Profous, NYS DEC
21 South Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
Dan Gaidasz, NYS DEC
1150 No. Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
Rich McDermott, NYS DEC
232 Golf Course Rd, P.O. Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885
Glen Roberts, NYS DEC
7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367
Dave Sinclair, NYS DEC
1285 Fisher Ave, Cortland, NY 13045
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd, Avon, NY 14414
270 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203
More about Arbor Day Poster Contest:
- Arbor Day Poster Contest Rules - Please follow these rules in order to submit qualified winning posters.