“Trees Are…Beneficial!” Theme of 2015 Poster Contest - All W.Va. fourth- and fifth-graders eligible to compete

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“Trees Are…Beneficial!” Theme of 2015 Poster Contest - All W.Va. fourth- and fifth-graders eligible to compete

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Everyone knows trees are beneficial, and the West Virginia Division of Forestry (DOF) is giving fourth- and fifth-graders throughout the state the opportunity to represent those benefits through art. The DOF, along with the Urban and Community Forestry Council, is sponsoring the 2015 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “Trees Are … Beneficial!”

The contest is open to all West Virginia fourth- and fifth-grade public-, private- and home-schooled students.  One winner from each grade will receive a $30 cash prize from the West Virginia Forestry Association. In addition, an awards ceremony will be held at the school of each winner and a tree will be planted in his or her honor.

Artwork must be submitted by the student’s teacher, and submissions will be accepted through March 2, 2015.

Visit www.wvforestry.com/arbor.cfm  for contest rules, activity guide and other information.

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Photo courtesy West Virginia Division of Forestry (see attached photo): Arbor Day Poster Contest entries will be accepted through March 2, 2015. Then-fourth grader Chloe Pomeroy of Hurricane won first place in 2014 for her poster that represented last year’s theme “Trees are…alive!”

News Release: Jan. 12, 2015                 

Contact: Andy Sheetz, Partnership Coordinator, 304-382-9574 Andy.i.Sheetz@wv.gov

Leslie Smithson, Public Information Specialist, 304-957-9342, Leslie.C.Smithson@wv.gov