ALBANY — The DEC’s annual Arbor Day Original Artwork poster contest is underway.

Each year, state Department of Environmental Conservations’ Urban and Community Forestry Program commemorates Arbor Day with a poster contest that invites the public to submit original photos and artwork that celebrate the immeasurable value of trees —ecologically, environmentally, aesthetically, and socially.

The winning artist’s artwork will be replicated as the 2021 New York State Original Artwork Arbor Day Poster.

DEC will accept photograph and artwork submissions on behalf of the committee through Dec. 31.

Photos and artwork must feature trees within New York State and should be sent to arborday@dec.ny.gov. Participants will be limited to five submissions and each submission should include a completed artist information form available on DEC’s website.

Model consent forms are required for people in submitted photos and photos must be high resolution, at least 300 dpi at 8x10 inches. For information about the contest including artist information and model consent forms, visit DEC’s website.

To obtain past New York State Arbor Day posters, contact any local DEC forestry office or call (518) 402-942

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