A contest for Vermont Students, Grades 1 – 8
Share a Tree Story
Submission Deadline, March 17, 2017
Arbor Day is a day to plant, nurture and appreciate trees and the difference they make in our lives. To help us spread the word about Arbor Day, we are inviting students to actively participate in the celebration by creating tree art.
This year, the Growing Works of Art contest theme is Share a Tree Story. Celebrate the connections we share with trees by helping your students create a work of art that showcases the fond memories enjoyed because of the trees in our lives. Students will write a short story (1-3 paragraphs) capturing their fond memory of their chosen tree, and create art illustrating the beauty of their chosen tree.
This art/science activity will enrich student knowledge about trees. Eight students (one per grade) will have their artwork professionally printed and developed into a poster that will be distributed to schools across Vermont.
Winning entries will be featured online, and receive:
- A Vermont State Parks punch pass ($30 value)
- A gift bag full of tree-related items.
- Plus, be featured on WCAX’s “Across the Fence” television show!