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2017 Indiana Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations To Our Indiana Arbor Day Poster Contest 5th Grade Winners!

The votes are in and tallied. Below are the Top 3 posters selected by popular vote.

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1st Place – Ana Arreola

Teacher Mallory Paswater

South Decatur Elementary, Greensburg, IN

South Decatur Elementary


2nd Place – Travis Glossenger

Teacher Tracy Hand

Crichfield Elementary, La Porte, IN

2nd Place - Crichfield Elementary


​3rd Place – Olivia Link

Teacher Kullen Day

Eastern Pulaski Elementary, Winamac, IN

Eastern Pulaski - Link


The Indiana Department of Natural Resources would like to thank all of the schools, classrooms, and individuals who participated in this year’s poster contest! We would also like to thank our wonderful sponsors NIPSCOArbor Rangers, Davey Resource Group, Indiana Arborist Association and the Society of American Foresters Indiana Chapter for their support of the contest and the calendar.

We received dozens of terrific entries, in every shape and size from across the State of Indiana; with 1,167 posters created. The top 12 posters were announced at the beginning of April, and the public was given the opportunity to select the top three overall winners out of those 12 from across the State.

Each of the top 12 winners received 100 tree seedlings from our State Tree Seedling Nursery in Vallonia, IN and their artwork will be featured in a calendar slated to come out this July.

The top three winners will all have a tree planted in their honor at a public place within their community and a cash prize in the form of an amazon gift card. Their classrooms will be receiving a custom STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) kit that includes a $50 amazon gift-card. Top poster Teacher receives a scholarship to attend the Indiana Project Learning Tree Teachers Institute!

We encourage your school district, school, or classroom to participate in the 2018 contest. If you would like to sign up to receive a reminder email about the 2018 Contest, you may do so HERE.

Thank you all so much, and HAPPY ARBOR DAY, 2017!

Indiana DNR Community and Urban Forestry (CUF) program urbanforestry@dnr.in.gov

We look eagerly forward to the Indiana Arbor Day Poster Contest next year!

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