DOVER — The Delaware Forest Service is seeking entries for its annual Arbor Day Poster Contest, open to all K-5 public, private, homeschool, after-school, and other organized youth groups.
Delaware’s Arbor Day is Friday, April 28.
This year’s theme, “Trees are Terrific…in all Shapes and Sizes!” highlights the importance of tree diversity in our community forests, which attracts a variety of wildlife and is more visually stimulating.
Designed to increase student knowledge about trees and forest resources, the contest is a way for students to learn about the role trees play in communities and their direct impact on Delawareans’ health and well-being.
Posters will be 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 will be selected, one from each county in four grade categories: kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3 and 4, and grade 5. All participating classes will receive free loblolly pine seedlings delivered to their school.
The 12 winners will be invited to 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 deadline to register is March 9, with entries submitted by April 1. Register at www.2023arbordaypostercontest.eventbrite.com.
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