Arbor Day Art Contest


The Arbor Day Art Contest is a traditional part of Edmond’s Arbor Week Celebration, in which Edmond fifth-grade students create artwork surrounding their interpretation of the theme, "Trees In Our Town". In 2011, the Arbor Day Art Show was established to showcase multiple works from each school, displaying varying interpretations of trees by Edmond’s youth, now taking place at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum. Not only does the Arbor Day Art Contest serve as a fun annual event, but it also opens up dialogue and consideration about the vast benefits of trees among the future caretakers of the Edmond environment.
2014 First Place

2019 Arbor Day Art Contest

Edmond Arbor Day Art Contest entries are open to fifth graders from public, private and home schools. Schools within Edmond City Limits or the boundaries of Edmond Public Schools are eligible to participate.

View the Arbor Day Art Contest Rules

Register your School for the Arbor Day Art Contest

Download the Arbor Day Art Contest Entry Form - to be submitted with each work that is delivered to the City of Edmond.

Introductory Curriculum

Urban Forestry asks that teachers utilize at least one of the educational topics and activities below to introduce their students to the contest. Urban Forestry staff can be available to speak to classes about Edmond's urban forest as well - contact Leigh at 359-4759 to inquire.

Tree Benefits
Trees and Energy Conservation
Tree Diversity
Tree Identification

Important Dates

  • Deadline for entry submittal - February 11, 2019 at noon
  • Teachers notified of judging results - February 18, 2019
  • Additional dates will be provided to art show participants after judging takes place.