West Virginia Department of Commerce 2016 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest Rules

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2016 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest Rules

The art must be related to the contest theme in some way and the theme must be written on the poster. The 2016 theme is Trees Are Growing! All writing on the poster must be correctly spelled and easy to read from a distance.

Posters must be the original work of a student currently in the fourth or fifth grade in West Virginia.

The use of cartoon characters, TV and sport figures, or business names is not acceptable. Many of these are copyrighted and for this reason cannot be used on posters.

All artwork on the posters must be complete and the artist’s name must be in the lower right hand corner on the front of the poster.

Posters must be created in one of the specified mediums and must be within size limits.

Posters may be done in marker, crayon, watercolor, ink, acrylic, tempera paint or colored pencils. Posters must be reproducible. Collages are not acceptable (this includes anything glued on the poster). Posters may be any size between and including 8 ½" x 11" and 14" x 18". Computer generated art and computer generated printing are not acceptable.

Posters must be flat. They may not be folded, matted, mounted, laminated or framed.

Posters must be postmarked by March 31, 2016, and mailed flat.

Send all posters for each individual class together in one package to:

West Virginia Division of Forestry
Attn. Andy Sheetz
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305-0180

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Andy at 304-382-9574 or via email at Andy.I.Sheetz@wv.gov.


Contestant Info Form
(fill-in and print version)

Contestant Info Form
(write-in and print version)

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