Entries wanted for Arbor Day poster contest

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is calling for entries to compete in its annual Arbor Day Poster contest.

Each year, DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program coordinates the contest to promote the value of trees in the environment and New Yorkers’ lives. The winner of the contest will have their photo or artwork reproduced as the 2023 Arbor Day Poster to commemorate the holiday.

The contest is sponsored by the New York State Arbor Day Committee, which includes DEC, the Empire State Forestry Foundation, the New York State Arborist Association, State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and Sylvamo North America. 

DEC will accept original photograph and artwork submissions on behalf of the committee through Dec. 31, 2022. All participants are required to complete the poster contest submission form. Model consent forms are additionally required for any discernible persons in photos.

Entries must feature trees within New York State and should be sent to [email protected].

Click here to access these forms and more information about the contest.

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