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Arbor Day 5th Grade Poster Contest

National Arbor Day Poster Contest for 5th grade students - 2010 Theme was "Trees are Terrific...and Energy Wise!". See winners below.

2009 "Trees are Cities and Towns" Winners: 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place. Read the Press Release for complete details.

The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Illinois Arbor Day Poster contest helps 5th graders become aware of the importance of trees in our everyday lives.

The theme is based on the concept "Trees are Terrific....". Each year the deadline is February 20 unless that falls on a weekend, then it is the following Monday.

The annual state Arbor Day poster contest attracts nearly 2,000 entries from approximately 50 Illinois schools. The top ten winners and their schools receive awards provided by the Illinois Arborist Association, Illinois Society of American Foresters, Arbor Day Foundation and the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources.

2010 Winners:

Hannah Fuller, 1st Place, Jonesboro Elementary School


Nicholas Rix, 2nd Place, Alice Gustafson Elementary School
Olivia Komacki, 3rd Place, Dever Elementary
Kayla Lesch,4th Place, Skokie Solomon Schechter Day School
Kayle Deang, 5th place, Mokena Intermediate School

2009 Past Winners:

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Derek Stoller, home schooled from Chenoa, IL
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Abishai Muddamalle from Andrew Jackson Language Academy, Chicago, IL
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Elise Ratcliff from Carlinville Intermediate School, Carlinville, IL


2002 Arbor Day Poster - 1st Place National Winner - Sooah Yoo
Student of Rachel Josephson at Woodland Intermediate School in Grayslake, IL


To request a teacher packet for the Arbor Day Poster Contest register at Arbor Day poster contest site

For more information visit the Arbor Day Foundation.

SPONSORED BY: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Arbor Day Foundation.