Return to Arbor Day

Arbor Day Poster Contest

Alyssa Deluca-Brandywine Springs

Grade 5 student Alyssa DeLuca of Brandywine Springs Elementary is the state winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest. This year’s contest attracted entries from 44 schools and 73 classrooms, with a total of 2,748 students participating. This year’s theme was “Trees Are Terrific…in Many Wonderful Ways!” Posters were judged on originality, use of theme, neatness, and artistic expression. Each winner receives a gift card, a tree-themed book, and a tree planting at their school.  Twelve winners were selected from each county in four grade categories: kindergarten, grade 1 and 2, grade 3 and 4, and grade 5.

The complete gallery of winners is shown below (click the image to view a full-resolution image of the artwork). The poster contest is designed to increase student knowledge about forests and forest resources. For teachers, the poster contest can be an ideal way for students to learn more about the role of trees in our communities and their direct impact on Delawareans’ health and well-being. The schoolyard is also perfect setting to incorporate the role of trees into your everyday curriculum. Trees not only provide beauty, shade, and habitat and food for wildlife, they also improve air quality, muffle noise, moderate air temperatures, filter runoff into streams and rivers, and reduce energy consumption.

 

 

New Castle County


Lyla Jones-Brandywine SpringsKindergarten
Lyla Jones
Brandywine Springs Elementary

Lilly Townsend, St. Anne’s Grade 1 and 2
Lilly Townsend
St. Anne’s Episcopal School

Shannon Last-HeritageGrade 3 and 4
Shannon Last
Heritage Elementary

Alyssa Deluca-Brandywine Springs

Grade 5
Alyssa DeLuca
Brandywine Springs Elementary

Kent County


Sara Carney, Clayton

Kindergarten
Sara Carney
Clayton Elementary

Eliana Oberdick, WB Simpson Grade 1 and 2
Eliana Oberdick
W.B. Simpson Elementary

Katelyn Bredesen-Allen Frear

Grade 3 and 4
Katelyn Bredesen
Allen Frear Elementary

Ziad Rasamny-Allen Frear

Grade 5
Ziad Rasamny
Allen Frear Elementary

Sussex County


Miranda Garcia-RehobothKindergarten
Leah Neall
H.O. Brittingham Elementary

Tiffany Tran-ShieldsGrade 1 and 2
Tiffany Tran
Richard A. Shields Elementary

Meadow Warren-SDSA

Grade 3 and 4
Meadow Warren
So. Delaware School of the Arts

Miranda Garcia-RehobothGrade 5
Miranda Garcia
Rehoboth Elementary

The poster contest is designed to increase student knowledge about forests and forest resources. For teachers, the poster contest can be an ideal way for students to learn more about the role of trees in our communities and their direct impact on Delawareans’ health and well-being. The schoolyard is a perfect setting to incorporate the role of trees into your everyday curriculum. Trees not only provide beauty, shade, and habitat and food for wildlife, they also improve air quality, muffle noise, moderate air temperatures, filter runoff into streams and rivers, and reduce energy consumption.

2021 THEME
“Trees Are Terrific…in Many Wonderful Ways!”

CRITERIA
Posters will be judged on originality, use of theme, neatness, and artistic expression.

CLASSROOM RESOURCES
Teachers can access the shared google folder for the 2021 Poster Guidelines and Rules, Curriculum Guide and additional resources at the Teacher Resource Shared Google Drive

Teachers should submit winning entries from their school using the Winning Poster Entry Form.

FREE SEEDLINGS
All participating classes will receive free loblolly pine seedlings delivered to their schools, just in time to celebrate Arbor Day!

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE AND RECEIVE FREE SEEDLINGS
link: https://2021arbordaypostercontest.eventbrite.com

Questions: ashley.melvin@delaware.gov

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Deadline to register and reserve free seedlings: March 15
  • Deadline to submit posters for state contest: April 1
  • Arbor Day in Delaware: April 30
  • Seedling delivery: mid-April

 Check out the gallery of previous winners:

For more information, email: Ashley Melvin