Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest

Celebrate Arbor Day with Art!

 
 
The Michigan Arbor Day Program is transitioning to be a program of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  Stay tuned for information in early 2023!
 
 
 
 
Dear Michigan Fifth Grade Teachers,
 
The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) would like to invite your fifth grade students to participate in our annual Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest! Arbor Day is an important holiday and we hope you and your students will join us in celebrating it by flexing your artistic muscle to create an original poster depicting this year’s theme: “Trees for the Future”!
 
Why should you enter? Well besides the fact that trees are amazing, for people and the environment, there are also prizes for the top three posters entries and their teachers! Prizes will be awarded as follows:
 
1st 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
 
2nd Place:
• $50 Acorn Naturalist gift certificate for winning student
• $50 gift card for winning teacher for classroom supplies
• $100 for a tree planting at your school or in your community
 
3rd Place:
• $25 Acorn Naturalist gift certificate for winning student
• $25 gift card for winning teacher for classroom supplies
• $100 for a tree planting at your school or in your community
 
Please be sure to follow all of the contest rules to ensure your students entry is not disqualified. The contest rules, entry form, and additional classroom resources can be found below. We hope you have fun with this contest. We are looking forward to seeing all the fantastic entries!
 
If you have any questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at miarborday@gmail.com or call 517-543-1512 x5. Please remember to submit all posters by March 7, 2022!
 

Why Trees? Students can learn about why we need trees for the future at Trees for the Future.

 
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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Entry Form:

2021-2022 Poster Contest Entry Form 

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, 2022. 

 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

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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