5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest

Nov 28, 2017

Press Release

Contact Information

Jennifer Hunnell

Michigan Arbor Day Alliance

551 Courthouse Dr., Suite 3

Charlotte, MI  48813

Phone: (517) 543-1512 x 5

Email: miarborday@gmail.com

Website: www.miarbordayalliance.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On or after 11-28-17


Calling All 5th Grade Artists!


CHARLOTTE – Break out your crayons and markers! The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) is happy to announce our 2018 Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest.


Last year, MADA re-launched this program and had a lot of fantastic entries mailed in. We loved seeing the creativity and talent of our Michigan 5th graders. We are bringing this contest back again for 2018! This will be a statewide contest open to all fifth grade students.


Trees are connected to so many things and are so important, both to us and to the animals that need them. And so next year’s theme will be: Trees for Life.


Students are encouraged to use their imagination to create an original poster featuring the theme. First, second, and third place winners will be chosen by popular vote. Prizes will include a gift certificate for the winning student, a tree planting for the school or community, and a gift card for the participating teacher to help purchase classroom supplies. The first place winner will also be invited to be recognized at the State Arbor Day Celebration in Lansing.


Trees are great teaching tools. Teachers can include this contest into lesson plans by discussing the importance of trees and their many uses and benefits. Classroom activities and lesson plans can be found on MADA’s website at www.miarbordayalliance.org.


All entries must be received by mail by March 5, 2018. See the contest rules and download an Entry Form at www.miarbordayalliance.org/poster-contest.html.


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Hunnell, Program Coordinator by calling 517-588-6302 or emailing miarborday@gmail.com.



The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is a coalition of organizations and agencies dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Arbor Day throughout Michigan.  Our dedication comes from our belief in the importance of trees and their role in community health and well-being. 

MADA is a program of the Eaton Conservation District in Charlotte, MI and is made possible through support from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.