Feb 17, 2015

Young artists sought for Arbor Day poster contest

The 2015 Wyoming Arbor Day youth Poster Contest is underway.

In celebration of Wyoming’s 127th Arbor Day, the contest theme is “Celebrating Wyoming’s TREE-mendous Future.”
Myzek McArthur was a fifth-grader at Lovell Elementary School when he took first place in last year's Wyoming Arbor Day youth Poster Contest. Myzek’s parents are Mel and Jen McArthur of Lovell. Courtesy photo

The contest deadline is March 27.

The annual contest educates children about the importance of trees and the benefits they provide us in our daily lives.

All Wyoming fourth- and fifth-grade students and home-schooled students are invited to participate. Posters are not judged by grade level.

The student who wins the state contest will receive $100, a plaque and a framed copy of their winning poster while their teacher will receive $100 to buy classroom materials. The second place artist will get $50 and a framed copy of their poster.

The contest is sponsored by Wyoming State Forestry Division and Wyoming Project Learning Tree.

For full contest rules, visit the Wyoming Project Learning Tree website.

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