We All Need Trees
This year's theme is "We All Need Trees". Trees benefit each and every person. They provide us food, shelter, building materials, clean water, clean air, fun, and so much more.
Quick Tree Facts - Did you know:
- In Chicago, trees remove more than 18,000 tons of air pollution each year.
- More than 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon Rainforest
- Trees cool the city by up to 10°F by shading our homes and streets and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves
- Trees and forest provide shelter and homes for a wide variety of animals and insects, including humans!
Find all the resources and information you need on this year's contest sponsored by the North Platte Natural Resources District.
- Contest Information - Detailed Information
- Download Contest Registration Form - Forms must accompany every entry
- Additional Resources for both students and teachers
- Poster Inspiration - see what makes a good poster
- Please attach the entry form to the back of the poster!
The deadline to enter is November 14, 2016!
- Open to all Elementary students in Banner, Garden, Morrill, Scotts Bluff and southern Sioux Counties. Age categories are:
- Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper or other materials).
- Poster size must be between 8.5″ x 11″ and 22″ x 28″.
- All posters must have the student’s full name, age, grade, and school attached to the back of the poster.
- All posters must be created by an individual student rather than a team of students.
- Although younger students will most likely receive help in planning from parents or teachers, we encourage each student to do as much of the work as possible by him/herself.
- First-place winners in each age division will receive a prize and media recognition.
- Entries can be mailed in a large manila envelope to North Platte NRD, Poster Contest, P.O. Box 280, Scottsbluff, NE 69363 or dropped off at our office at 100547 Airport Road, Scottsbluff.
- Cash prizes will be given to first, second, and third places for each division.
The posters will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Conservation message
- Visual effectiveness
- Universal appeal
For more information, contact Dave Wolf at the NPNRD at 308-632-2749 or email him at