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Arbor Day Poster Contest

Lilly Bartlett-Allen Frear

Grade 5 student Lilly Bartlett of Allen Frear Elementary School is the state winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Trees Are Terrific…for Today and Tomorrow!” 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


Isaac Gustavsen-Brandywine Springs

Kindergarten
Isaac Gustavsen
Brandywine Springs School

Nicole Yu-North Star

Grades 1 and 2
Nicole Yu
North Star Elementary

Gavin Chee-North Star

Grades 3 and 4
Gavin Chee
North Star Elementary

Sinai Weather-Linden Hill

Grade 5
Sinai Weathers
Linden Hill Elementary

Kent County

Tammoni Anderson-Booker T. Washington

Kindergarten
Tammoni Anderson
Booker T. Washington Elementary

Ben Austin-Allen FrearGrades 1 and 2
Ben Austin
Allen Frear Elementary

Eliana Oberdick-W. B. Simpson

Grades 3 and 4
Eliana Oberdick
W. B. Simpson Elementary

Lilly Bartlett-Allen Frear

Grade 5
Lilly Bartlett
Allen Frear Elementary

Sussex County


Asher Dukes-St. John’sKindergarten
Asher Dukes
St. John’s Preschool

Lyla Deck-Lord BaltimoreGrades 1 and 2
Lyla Deck
Lord Baltimore Elementary

Emily Morris-Epworth Christian

Grades 3 and 4
Emily Morris
Epworth Christian

Annaleisyia Strangman-Rehoboth ElementaryGrade 5
Annaleisyia Strangman
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.

2022 THEME
“Trees Are Terrific…for Today and Tomorrow!”

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 2023 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: 2023 link TBD

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Deadline to register and reserve free seedlings: 2023 TBD
  • Deadline to submit posters for state contest: 2023 TBD
  • Arbor Day in Delaware: April 30
  • Seedling delivery: mid-April

 Check out the gallery of previous winners:

For questions or more information, email: Ashley Melvin