Monday, September 19, 2022

DEC announces its Annual Arbor Day Poster Contest

NYS DEC is pleased to announce the start of its annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. 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 31, 2022. Entries must feature trees within New York State and should be sent to

Winning submission of the 2022 Arbor Day Artwork Contest by Bob McCloud. Photo provided by the DEC.

All participants are required to complete the poster contest submission form. Model consent forms are required for any discernible persons in photos. To access these forms and more information about the contest, visit DEC’s website or email

To obtain past NYS Arbor Day posters, contact any local DEC forestry office or call 518-402-9428.

Photo at top: Previous winner, photo by Brad Wenskoski Photography. DEC Facebook page photo.

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.

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