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Arbor Day Poster Contest

The 2020 theme is “Trees Are Terrific…in Many Wonderful Ways!”

To celebrate Arbor Day in the First State, the Delaware Forest Service is once again holding its annual “Arbor Day School Poster Contest” for students in grades K to 5 from all Delaware public, private, home school, after-school, and other organized youth groups. Winning posters will be selected from each of the three counties in the following categories: kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3 and 4, and grade 5. The twelve winners will be recognized at the annual Statewide Arbor Day Celebration hosted by Governor Carney! A tree planting ceremony will also be scheduled at each winner’s school to celebrate Arbor Day.

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.

2019 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 2020 Poster Guidelines and Rules, Curriculum Guide and additional resources at https://tinyurl.com/rzzagf6

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://2020arbordaypostercontest.eventbrite.com

Questions: ashley.melvin@delaware.gov

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Deadline to register and reserve free seedlings: March 9
  • Deadline to submit posters for state contest: April 1
  • Arbor Day in Delaware: April 24
  • Seedling delivery: mid-April

Ellie Merrick, a fifth-grader at Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville, was the overall State Winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s 2019 Arbor Day School Poster Contest. The 2019 theme was “Trees are Terrific… in Cities and Towns!” — highlighting the benefits of trees in community settings.

 

Ellie Merrick, 2019 Delaware Arbor Day Poster Contest winner.
Ellie Merrick, a 5th-grader at Southern Delaware School of the Arts, won the Delaware Forest Service’s 2019 Poster Contest.

 Check out the gallery of previous winners:

For more information, email: Ashley Melvin

2019 Poster Contest

Ellie Merrick, a fifth-grader at Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville, was the overall State Winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s 2019 Arbor Day School Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Trees are Terrific… in Cities and Towns!” — chosen to highlight the numerous benefits of trees in community settings. Twelve winners were …

2018 Poster Contest

Amelia Meyer, a fifth-grader at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville,  is the overall winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s 2018 Arbor Day School Poster Contest, beating out entries from more than 3,200 students in 43 classes from virtually every school district. This year’s theme  – “Trees Are Terrific…and Perfect for Pollinators!” –  was chosen …

2017 Poster Contest

 Delaware Forest Service’s 2017 Arbor Day Poster Contest and Free Seedling Program Click here to view this year’s gallery of winners (with links to images).   The Delaware Forest Service sponsors an annual Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-5. Poster contest information packets are mailed every January, with awards presented in …

2016 Poster Contest

Delaware Forest Service’s 2016 Arbor Day Poster Contest and Free Seedling Program Each year, Delaware celebrates the last Friday in April as “Arbor Day,” an occasion to plant trees and spotlight the numerous natural benefits that trees provide. First established in the United States by J. Sterling Morton in 1872 (almost a hundred years before …

2015 Poster Contest

Delaware Forest Service’s 2015 Arbor Day Poster Contest and Free Seedling Program The Delaware Forest Service sponsors an annual Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-5. Poster contest information is published in January/February, with awards presented in April or May during our annual Arbor Day Ceremony. In addition, the Delaware Forest Service also …

2014 Poster Contest

Isabella Garber, a fifth-grader at Christ the Teacher School in Newark, was named the statewide winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s 2014 Arbor Day School Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Trees are terrific… in cities and towns!” – chosen to highlight the importance of trees in community forests throughout the First State. Click here to …

2013 Poster Contest

2013 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners The Delaware Department of Agriculture, Forest Service section (DFS) annually sponsors an Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-4. In addition, we administer a National Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation for fifth grade students only. Information packets on the …

2012 Poster Contest

2012 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners The Delaware Department of Agriculture, Forest Service section (DFS) annually sponsors an Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-4. In addition, we administer a National Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation for fifth grade students only. Information packets on the …

2011 Poster Contest

2011 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners The Delaware Department of Agriculture, Forest Service section (DFS) annually sponsors an Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-4. In addition, we administer a National Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation for fifth grade students only. Information packets on the …

2010 Poster Contest

  The Delaware Department of Agriculture, Forest Service section (DFS) annually sponsors an Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-4. In addition, we administer a National Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation for fifth grade students only. Information packets on the Poster contests are mailed to …

2009 Poster Contest

The Delaware Department of Agriculture, Forest Service section (DFS) annually sponsors an Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-4. In addition, we administer a National Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation for fifth grade students only. Information packets on the Poster contests are mailed to Delaware …

2008 Poster Contest

The Delaware Department of Agriculture, Forest Service section (DFS) annually sponsors an Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-4. In addition, we administer a National Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation for fifth grade students only. Information packets on the Poster contests are mailed to Delaware …

2007 Poster Contest

The Delaware Forest Service sponsors an annual Arbor Day Poster Contest for Delaware school children in grades K-5. Poster contest information packets are mailed every January, with awards presented in April during our annual Arbor Day Ceremony. The Delaware Forest Service also distributes free pine seedlings annually to Delaware elementary school children on a first-come, …