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Arbor Day Poster Contest

See past winning posters and others.

Fifth grade students are encouraged to design and submit an original poster depicting the current year's theme:

Arbor Day Bookmark featuring a large tree against the city skyline

New York's Tree-mendous Future

Three staff and the poster winner child posed with the winning poster
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 contact a DEC Forester near you. See the list below.

Region 1
John Wernet, NYS DEC
5 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 444-0285

Region 2
Jeff Speich, NYS DEC
47-40 21st St, L. I. City, NY 11101
(718) 482-4942

Region 3
George Profous, NYS DEC
21 South Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 256-3000

Region 4
Dan Gaidasz, NYS DEC
1150 No. Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 357-2066

Region 5
Rich McDermott, NYS DEC
232 Golf Course Rd, P.O. Box 220, Warrensburg, NY 12885
(518) 623-1270

Region 6
Glen Roberts, NYS DEC
7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-3521

Region 7
Dave Sinclair, NYS DEC
1285 Fisher Ave, Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-3095

Region 8
Mark Gooding
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd, Avon, NY 14414
(585) 226-2466

Region 9
Patrick Marren
270 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 851-7000

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