Fifth Grade Poster Contest
Celebrate Arbor Day with Art!

 

The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is happy to announce 

the 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest  !  

This 2018-2019 school year, Michigan 5th grade students are invited to use their best drawing, coloring, and painting skills, along with their imagination and creativity to submit a poster demonstrating the theme:

Trees For Bees

 

Contest Rules:

1.  Entry must be an original artwork of the child submitting it. Computer generation or collages WILL NOT be accepted. Poster may be done in crayon, marker, watercolor, ink, acrylic, colored pencil, tempura paint, or any combination of these.

2.  Entry must be on paper from 8.5" x 11" to 14" x 18" in size.

3.  The poster must be related to the contest theme in some way. The theme "Trees For Bees" must be on the poster, spelled correctly.

4.  Entry must be signed on the back of the poster with the student's first and last name.

5. Teachers: please send ONLY ONE poster from each participating class and tape/paper clip the entry/permission form to the back of each poster. Choose whatever method you like for determining the top entry (classroom/school contest, science or art fair display, popularity vote, etc.)

  • If you are participating as an individual or through a library this rule does not apply.

6. Parents/Guardians and Teachers: EACH poster submitted MUST have a filled out entry/permission form signed by the student's legal guardian. Please fill out the entry form completely and legibly. If we are unable to contact you, you will forfeit your prize.

7. Entries must be mailed flat. Do not fold, roll, matte, mount, laminate, or frame your poster.

8. Posters WILL NOT be automatically returned. If you would like your poster back, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope large enough to hold your poster along with your entry and we will mail it back to you. Posters will NOT be returned after May 1, 2019.

 

All entries must be received by March 4, 2019, and mailed to:

  Michigan Arbor Day Alliance
Attn:  5th Grade Poster Contest
551 Courthouse Dr., Suite 3
Charlotte, MI  48813
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Contest entries will be judged on the following criteria: 

 

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Appropriateness to Contest Theme

   

Plus, did we mention the Prizes?! 

 

All qualifying posters will be posted on the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance Facebook page to allow for a public voting of the posters. Posters will also be hung in the MSUFCU Headquarters in East Lansing for in-person voting. After tallying the online and in-person votes, a first, second, and third place prize will be awarded!

First Place:

  • $100 Acorn Naturalist gift certificate for winning student
  • $100 gift card for winning teacher for classroom supplies
  • $100 for a tree planting at your school or in your community

Second Place:

  • $50 Acorn Naturalist gift certificate for winning student
  • $50 gift card for teacher for classroom supplies
  • $100 for a tree planting at your school or in your community

Third Place:

  • $25 Acorn Naturalist gift certificate for winning student
  • $25 gift card for teacher
  • $100 for a tree planting at your school or in your community

In addition, the First Place winner and their teacher/parents will also be invited to be recognized at the State Arbor Day Celebration in Lansing on April 26th, 2019.

 

Here's what you need to get started:

2019 Invitation Letter                                          Flyer.1 for 2019 Poster Contest           

2019 Entry/Permission Form                               Flyer.2 for 2019 Poster Contest


Need some inspiration? Check out these previous contest winners artwork!

2018 - Trees For Life            

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2017 - We All Need Trees

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