Arbor Day Art Contest


The Arbor Day Art Contest is a traditional part of Edmond’s Arbor Week Celebration, in which Edmond fifth-grade students create artwork surrounding their interpretation of the theme, "Trees In Our Town". In 2011, the Arbor Day Art Show was established to showcase multiple works from each school, displaying varying interpretations of trees by Edmond’s youth, now taking place at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum. Not only does the Arbor Day Art Contest serve as a fun annual event, but it also opens up dialogue and consideration about the vast benefits of trees among the future caretakers of the Edmond environment.
2014 First Place

2021 Arbor Day Art Contest

Edmond Arbor Day Art Contest entries are open to fifth graders from public, private and home schools. Schools within Edmond City Limits or the boundaries of Edmond Public Schools are eligible to participate.

View the Arbor Day Art Contest Rules - ***2021 Contest Update*** Due to COVID-19, many schools have reduced in person class time this year. For this reason, the rules have been revised to allow students that are participating in distance learning to work on their entries at home, as needed.

Register your School for the Arbor Day Art Contest

Download the Arbor Day Art Contest Entry Form - to be submitted with each work that is delivered to the City of Edmond.

Introductory Curriculum

Participating teachers are required to utilize the Trees in Our Town introductory presentation below to introduce their students to the contest.  Contact Leigh with any questions about the information provided at 405-359-4759. 

PDF Trees in Our Town Presentation
PPT Trees in Our Town Presentation

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submittal - February 8, 2021 at noon
  • Teachers notified of judging results - February 17, 2021
  • Additional dates will be provided to teachers after registration. Teachers and art show participants will also receive additional information after judging takes place.