Tree on a grassy hill, photo by Johann Seimens

Arbor Day Art and Writing Contest 2023

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.

Entries (labeled with name, school or youth group, grade) can be scanned and emailed to:

Entries may also be mailed to:

Arts for Arbor Day Cornell Cooperative Extension 2449 St. Paul Blvd. Rochester, NY 14617

2023 entries are due by Monday, April 24th, 2023. Entries will be displayed at the Arbor Day celebration at the Lilac Adventure Zone in Highland Park on April 28th!


Susan Coyle
4-H Team Leader

Last updated April 28, 2023