Fifth Grade Poster Contest

Celebrate Arbor Day with Art!

 

 

This 2020-2021 school year, we invite Michigan 5th grade students from across the state to use their best drawing, coloring, and painting skills, along with their imagination and creativity to submit a poster demonstrating the theme "Trees for our Health"! The deadline for posters is March 3, 2021. Please read contest rules below carefully and download an entry form and send it in the mail with your poster.  MADA's mailing address is 551 Courthouse Dr, Suite 3, Charlotte, MI 48813 

 
The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is a program of Eaton Conservation District.  This program is made possible in part through support and funding provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the USDA Forest Service (USFS).  The DNR and USFS are Equal Opportunity Providers and Employers. 
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Poster Contest Invite Letter:

2020-2021 Poster Contest Teacher Invite Letter

 

Entry Form:

2020-2021 Poster Contest Entry Form

 

Resources to help inspire students:

Urban nature for human health and well-being

Tree Rx

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 our Health" 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. If name is visible on the front, the poster will be disqualified. 

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, 2021. 

 Contest entries will be judged based 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. After tallying the online 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A tree planting at your school or in your community

In addition, the First Place winner and their teacher/parents will be recognized at the Virtual State Arbor Day Celebration in Lansing on April 30, 2021.


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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