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Arbor Day Poster Contest



Have your work featured on the 2022 Arbor Day Poster

Arbor Day Poster Contest

DEC's annual Arbor Day Poster contest has begun! With fall foliage nearing its peak, now is the perfect time to capture a contest-winning photo of your favorite tree or forest scene. 

Snap a picture on your next outdoor adventure for a chance to have your work featured on the 2022 Arbor Day Poster. Not a photographer? Submit a drawing or painting instead!

"From the shade and wood products trees provide to their role in the fight against climate change, the benefits of trees are often underappreciated," Commissioner Seggos said. "I encourage all New Yorkers to join our annual celebration of trees by submitting art or photos that depict the beauty and importance of New York's trees."

The annual Arbor Day Poster contest is sponsored by the New York State Arbor Day Committee, which includes DEC, the Empire State Forestry Foundation, the New York State Arborist Association, State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and the International Paper Company. DEC will accept original photograph and artwork submissions on behalf of the committee through Dec. 31, 2021. Entries must feature trees within New York State and should be sent to arborday@dec.ny.gov.

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball said, "The Arbor Day poster contest is a great way to honor and celebrate New York's forested land and the incredible benefits that it provides to residents and visitors alike. From giving us sap to make sweet maple syrup, to cleaning our air and enhancing the scenic beauty of our state, New York's trees are a fantastic natural resource that contribute so much to our daily lives."

Submit original photographs and artwork by Dec. 31, 2021, to arborday@dec.ny.gov and include your name, address, and, if submitting a photograph, where the photo was taken. 
Entries must feature trees within New York State. Participants are limited to three submissions. Model consent forms are required for people in submitted photos.

For more information about the contest, visit DEC's website or email arborday@dec.ny.gov.



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