Dec. 31 is deadline to enter Arbor Day poster contest

Arbor Day poster for 2020
Arbor Day poster for 2020. Photo courtesy Paul Bergwall and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Your photo or artwork could be on the 2021 New York State Original Artwork Arbor Day Poster. The deadline to enter the competition is Dec. 31.

100,000 posters are distributed to 3,500 New York State schools, the New York State Fair and other venues. The winning artist is honored at the annual state Arbor Day celebration in Albany.

Photos and artwork must feature trees within New York State and should be sent to Participants will be limited to five submissions and each submission should include a completed artist information form. See more details here.

The annual Original Artwork Arbor Day Poster Contest is sponsored by the New York State Arbor Day Committee, which includes New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Empire State Forest Foundation, New York State Arborist Association and International Paper Company.

“Trees are a renewable resource that provide food, shelter, scenic beauty, and countless other benefits that enhance our quality of life,” said Commissioner Basil Seggos of the DEC.

To obtain past New York State Arbor Day posters, contact any local DEC forestry office or call 518-402-9428.

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