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Arbor Day Art and Writing Contest

The Arts for Arbor Day Contest is conducted by the Greater Rochester Arbor Day Committee whose members include representatives of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County 4-H Youth Development, City of Rochester, Monroe County Parks Department and Genesee Finger Lakes Nursery Landscape Association. 

Open to youth in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Any art media may be used in creating the poster. Recognition will be given to students for the most creative, educational, hand drawn entries in each grade. A creative writing piece can include any writing style. Artists and writers are encouraged to visually portray a theme such as the role trees play in our parks or what meaning trees convey to them.

Some of the beautiful entries received in 2021: 

Special Recognition High School Writing: 


Special Recognition Elementary School Writing:


Special Recognition Group Art:


Special Recognition PreK Art:


Special Recognition K-1 Art:


Special Recognition 2-3rd Grade Art:



Susan Coyle
4-H Program Leader

Last updated February 25, 2022