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Forest Service seeks Arbor Day Poster Contest entries

Feb 16, 2019

Arbor Day 2019 is fast approaching, and with it the Delaware Forest Service’s annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.


The goal of the contest is to teach students about forests and forests resources.

Ashley Melvin is a trainer and educator at the Delaware Forest Service.

She says it’s specifically aimed at younger students.

“The program is open to kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms, private and public, statewide. They are prompted to design a poster. This year’s theme is “Trees Are Terrific in Cities and Towns,” Melvin said.

Melvin says that theme is meant to shed light on just how invaluable trees are in an urban environment.


“This program is open to all public and private schools. But we also accept entries from after-school programs and youth programs. We have a registration link that is available. And all groups that participate in this contest will receive free seedlings by registering for the program,” said Melvin.

Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, April 26th this year.

Melvin says students wanting to get involved in the contest must register by March 15th. The deadline to submit artwork is March 29th.


Teachers can access the rule here. And to register and request seedlings, click here.

Winning students receive prizes, including a tree-themed book, a poster reproduction on fine art canvas and a free planting ceremony at their school.


Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.