Growing Works of Art Contest for Grades 1-8

Growing Works of Art is an arts and writing contest for students in grades 1-8. This contest is hosted in partnership with UVM Extension and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation.

2020 Contest Theme

Trees are superheroes: share your tree story of why we need trees!

Celebrate the connections we share with trees by helping your students create a work of art that showcases fond memories enjoyed because of the trees in our lives. The 2020 Growing Works of Art contest theme is “Trees are superheroes: share your tree story of why we need trees.”

We were not able to celebrate on Across the Fence this year, so we made our own video! Listen to the stories read by the students themselves!

2020 Growing Works of Art Contest Video

Past Contest Winners

See winning posters and stories below and our feature on Across the Fence.

Questions

Contact Rebecca Roy, Conservation Education Specialist at Rebecca.roy@vermont.gov.

Previous Arbor Day Poster Contest Finalists

  • Cassandra Johnson

    Sharon Academy

    8th

  • Avery Cochran

    U32

    7th

  • Elsa Skarsten

    Sharon Elementary

    6th

  • Katalina Corp

    Homeschool

    5th

  • Mattea Thompson

    Jericho Elementary School

    4

  • William Burkholder

    Homeschool

    3

  • Reagan Weaver

    Fletcher Elementary School

    2nd

  • Juniper Blasch

    Jericho Elementary School

    1st

  • Uma Chirkova

    Homeschool

    8

  • Oralee Barrett

    Mountain River School

    7

  • Klara Hopkins

    Homeschool

    6

  • Ella Shaw

    Union Street School

    5

  • Emily Tibbetts

    Monument Elementary

    4

  • Ziva Baker

    Master Christi School

    3

  • Francesca Nocito

    Mountain River School

    2

  • Rowan Lawrence

    Homeschool

    1

  • Isabella Gaffney

    Home School

    8th

  • Uma Chirkova

    Home School

    7th

  • Makayla Marinace

    Waterville Elementary

    6th

  • Maxwell Clark

    Fletcher Elementary School

    5th

  • Cora Chivington

    Waterville Elementary

    4th

  • Cyla Botelho

    Raven’s Wood School

    3rd

  • Riley Jones

    Rochester School

    2nd

  • Merjeme Lane-Karnas

    Homeschool

    1st

  • Theresa Steward

    Rochester School

    8th

  • Natalie Messier

    Randolph Union Middle School

    7th

  • Evan Joaquin

    Killington Elementary School

    6th

  • Emma Dana

    Union Street School

    5th

  • Ben Nowicki

    The Mountain School at Winhall

    4th

  • Ryan E. Ostrom

    Weathersfield Elementary School

    3rd

  • Virginia Mongeur

    Rochester Elementary School

    2nd

  • Ziva Baker

    Westford Elementary School

    1st

  • Kyla Garcia McShane

    Grade 7

    School of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales

  • Orin Mahikoa

    Waits River Valley School

    Grade 8

  • Ciana Berry

    Homeschool

    Grade 6

  • Laila Buskey

    Union Street School

    Grade 5

  • Emma Haag

    Fairfield Center School

    Grade 4

  • Brendan Barbour

    Reading Elementary School

    Grade 3

  • Maggie Klingensmith

    Rochester Elementary School

    Grade 2

  • Agatha Hopkins

    Homeschool

    Grade 1

  • Hannah Schwarz

    Thetford Academy

    Grade 7

  • Gabriel Schatz

    Home School

    Grade 6

  • Andrew Gubbins

    The Pomfret School

    Grade 5

  • Payton Kingsbury

    Union Street School

    Grade 4

  • Helen Culpo

    Castleton Elementary School

    Grade 3

  • Isaiah Dowland

    Newport City Elementary School

    Grade 2

  • Lekha Kaplan

    Fayston Elementary School

    Grade 1

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