Each year, fifth grade students across Edmond create artwork featuring trees in a variety of settings – in open space and beside buildings, alongside local landmarks, and in the company of people and/or wildlife. This imagery is dreamed up by students participating in the Arbor Day Art Contest, as they consider Edmond’s urban forest through their interpretation of the theme “Trees in Our Town”.
Is your school signed up to participate? This year’s deadline for entries into the Arbor Day Art Contest is quickly approaching, on February 11th. Fifth grade classes from public and private schools, as well as home school students are eligible to participate in the contest. Schools must be located within Edmond City Limits or the boundaries of Edmond Public Schools. Contest rules and entry forms are available at Arbor Day Art Contest.
The Arbor Day Art Contest is a traditional part of Edmond’s Arbor Week Celebration, and four students from each participating school will be selected to showcase their work in the Arbor Day Art Show. This year’s exhibit will open on March 16th at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum. An art show reception will be held for students and their families during Arbor Week (the last week in March). Students participating in the Arbor Day Art Show will also receive prizes, and Best of Show awardees will receive recognition at a City Council meeting.