Utah Arbor Day Poster Contest Rules

  1. Eligibility: All Utah students in grades K-6 and Special Education are eligible to enter their schools’ poster contest. Each school may submit only one poster per grade, K-6 and Special Ed*, to the State Arbor Day Contest. Group posters are not acceptable. Only one poster per student.
  2. Originality: Posters must be original. Copyrighted cartoon characters, TV figures and photographs are not acceptable.
  3. Medium: Posters may be drawn in marker, crayon, colored pencil, paint pens, watercolor, ink, acrylic or tempera paint. Bright colors that reproduce well are best. No glitter, glued objects, tissue paper or any other type of add-ons.
  4. Presentation: Posters may be on poster paper or drawing paper. The posters will not be accepted for judging if they are matted, framed, or laminated. Posters must be flat and it is preferred that the posters not be folded or rolled.
  5. Size: Posters cannot be smaller than 81/2″ x 11 and cannot be larger than 14″ x 18″. Oversized or undersized posters will not be accepted.
  6. Theme: Include the theme, “Trees are Terrific No Matter Where You Live!” in the poster design. The theme must be free drawn and spelled correctly. Stencils, computer-generated text, clipart and press-on letters are not acceptable.
  7. Signatures: Posters must be signed by the student in the lower right-hand corner on the front of the poster with the Student’s first and last name.
  8. PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME AND YOUR TEACHER’S NAME ON THE BACK OF YOUR POSTER BEFORE YOU TURN IT IN. 
  9. Posters will not be automatically returned. If you would like your school’s posters back, you may pick them up at the State Forestry Office in Salt Lake City or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope large enough to hold your posters and we will mail them back to you. Posters will be discarded on June 30, 202o. (This applies only if your piece was sent to the state level contest.)
  10. Judging Criteria: A panel of environmental educators will select the winning posters based on creativity, connection to the theme, and relevance of essay.

Wasatch school contest deadline is MONDAY, MARCH 2ND. Please turn in your poster to the office in the morning.

Do not jeopardize the students’ chances to win a prize by submitting oversized, undersized, matted, missing theme or other posters that do not follow all the rules. There are a lot of posters that are disqualified every year because of rule infractions.

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