Each year, DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry program coordinates the contest to promote the immeasurable 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 annual Arbor Day Poster Contest is sponsored by the NYS Arbor Day Committee, which included DEC, the Empire State Forestry Foundation, the NYS Arborist Association, the State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and Sylvamo North America. DEC will accept original photograph and artwork submissions on behalf of the committee through December 31st, 2022. Entries must feature trees within New York State and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All participants are required to complete the poster contest submission form. Model consent forms are required for any discernable persons in photos. To access these forms and more information about the contest, visit DEC’s website or email email@example.com.
To obtain past NYS Arbor Day posters, contact any local DEC forestry office or call (518) 402-9428.
Photo: Winning submission of the 2022 Arbor Day Artwork Contest by Bob McCloud.