MUFC - Mississippi Urban Forest Council

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Theme for the 2013 Arbor Day Poster Contest

Attention 5th Grade Students and Teachers


We invite you and your students to participate in the 27th Arbor/Earth Day Poster Contest. The contest is a fun and valuable way to learn. This year the statewide contest theme is focused on the human and social benefits trees provide. You may select educational material of your choice to inspire your students.  We extended the deadline for  your use on Earth Day as well.  You can find educational material and curriculums at the National Arbor Day Foundation, and Project Learning Tree at


Prizes: Student and Teachers receive cash prizes and statewide recognition. 

1st place- $300 each, 2nd- $150 each, 3rd- $50 each
Enter By: April 30, 2012 (You may prefer to use for Earth Day)
What: Submit the school’s winning poster, include the report form with teacher email contact information.   
Where: Mail to the Mississippi Urban Forest Council, 164 Trace Cove Drive, Madison, MS  39110

Judging Criteria:
Subject matter relates to theme, Size: Minimum- 81/2’ X 11’ up to maximum 18” x 14” 
Ensure theme is easy to read and the lettering of theme is consistent
Poster elements are well spaced and viewed from a distance
Use of color and attention to detail, including trees, expressions of leaves, bark, fruit, flowers, people, wildlife and places in the community is encouraged.

Attach report form to back of poster   
For More Information: Contact, Donna Yowell at (601) 672-0755, or

The contest is hosted by the Mississippi Urban Forest Council in partnership with the Mississippi Forestry Commission, the USDA Forest Service and the Southern Group of State Foresters. 4-County Electric is sponsoring the 3rd place cash prizes



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NEW THIS YEAR.  We are adding a photo contest.  The photo contest must be of a tree or trees in a  Missisisppi community. Complete a submission form with photo. Students or adults may enter the photo contest.  Enter by sending photo on low resolution and size to MUFC at  Award: $300 


School Winner Report Form

After selecting a school winner (may be more than one), copy and complete this form, attach to the back of the poster and send to:
Mississippi Urban Forest Council, 164 Trace Cove Drive, Madison, MS 39110
Post marked no later than:  April 30, 2015


Winner’s Name__________________________________________________________

Teacher’s Name ________________________________________________________

School Name ____________________________________________________________

School Address___________________________________________________________

School Phone ____________________________________________________________


Teacher’s Home Phone _________________________________________________

Teacher’s E-mail Address (important)_______________________________________


________Number of posters drawn in the school

________Number of teachers or classrooms who participated


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