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Arbor Day Poster Contest



The Delaware Forest Service’s Arbor Day Poster Contest is now accepting entries from Delaware students in grades K to 5 in all private, public, charter, and home schools. Winners will be selected from each county in the following grade categories: K, 1-2, 3-4, and 5. Awards will be presented at the State Arbor Day Ceremony with Governor John Carney. Winners also receive a tree-themed book, a poster reproduction on fine art canvas, and a free tree planting ceremony at their school.  The Delaware Forest Service also distributes free pine seedlings to participating classes on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The annual Arbor Day Poster Contest is designed to teach students about forests and forest resources. Participating in the contest is a way to learn more about the role of trees in our state and their direct impact on the health and well-being of Delaware residents.

This year’s theme – “Trees Are Terrific…in Cities and Towns!” – is designed to increase knowledge about the benefits of trees in our communities. While many people plant trees to provide fruit, beauty, or shade, the benefits of trees – especially in cities and towns – go far beyond those things. Trees are invaluable assets that provide numerous social, environmental and economic benefits such as lower energy costs, cleaner air and water, and increased property values.

2019 THEME
“Trees are Terrific…in Cities and Towns!”

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

DEADLINES
Deadline to register: March 15, 2019
Deadline to submit posters: March 29, 2019

Teachers can access the rules: 2019 Poster Guidelines and Rules 

To register and request seedlings: 2019 Poster Contest Registration Link 

 Check out the previous year’s winners:

For more information, email: Ashley Melvin

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, …