Arbor Day Poster Contest | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Arbor Day Poster Contest


Rules and curriculum packets are available for the poster contest from the RC&F Division in early fall of each year. The poster contest is open to South Dakota fifth grade students only. The top 12 posters will be featured in the annual South Dakota Arbor Day Poster Contest Calendar.

  • First Place: $125 cash prize plus $175 for their teacher to purchase educational supplies
  • Second Place: $100 cash prize
  • Third Place: $75 cash prize
The contest is sponsored by the division, the South Dakota Arborists Association, the Dakotas Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, and Aspen Arboriculture Solutions LLC. The division determines the annual contest theme and provides the curriculum packets which are available online at the links below. 

1st place poster by Elora Gould of Faith Elementary School


2017 Poster Contest Winners

How to Enter

Deadlines for entries each year are usually in late March with the awards presented on or around Arbor Day, which traditionally falls on the last Friday in April.