Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
Adria Johnson's 2017 grand prize-winning poster.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah students in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to enter an Arbor Day poster contest.

The theme of this year’s contest, sponsored by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands and other partners, is, “Trees are Terrific for a Healthy Environment!”

Each school must register for the contest by Monday, Feb. 26. Schools can then submit one poster per grade. Entries should be sent to the Utah Arbor Day Committee, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, 1594 W. North Temple, Suite 3520, P.O. Box 145703, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5703, by Monday, March 19.

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Posters will be judged on how well the theme is used, as well as originality, composition, color and technique. The poster must be drawn by hand and the theme spelled correctly. Stencils, computer-generated letters and press-on letters are not acceptable.

Winners will be notified between Monday, April 2, and Thursday, April 5. The grand prize-winning poster will be professionally printed for statewide and national distribution. The poster’s creator will receive a nursery gift card, a framed poster, an Arbor Day T-shirt and a certificate signed by the Gov. Gary Herbert. Best of region prizes of $500 will be awarded to three schools.

For a complete list of rules, entry forms or for more information, log on to forestry.utah.gov.