Fisheries and Land Resources

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National Forest Week Poster Contest

The Forest Service invites all Grade 5 students in Newfoundland and Labrador to participate in the annual National Forest Week Poster Contest. The contest provides students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about Forests and Forestry related issues through art.

Current Contest Theme

The theme for 2016 is:

True North Strong and Green: Celebrating Canada's Forests

What makes Canada's forest so special? Why should we celebrate? For years, Canada has been recognized as a world leader in forest resource stewardship and innovation. Canada's forest sector is stronger, more diverse and more high-tech than ever. For decades, we have been creating wood-based products, materials and energy. We are helping to fight climate change. We are bringing new growth to an economy deeply rooted in healthy, sustainable forests. The future looks green!

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Poster Contest Objectives

The public education goal of the 2014-2024 Provincial Forest Management Strategy PDF is to ensure the citizens of the province understand the importance of effective forest management in maintaining our forest ecosystem. The Forest Service is committed to ensuring the children of our province:

  • appreciate the current and historical importance of our forest resources;
  • understand how today's lifestyles are dependent on forest products;
  • appreciate that trees are a renewable resource; and,
  • realize that if managed properly, forests can provide both economic and social value to all residents.

To that effect, the poster contest has been specifically designed to:

  • teach today's children about the importance of forest resources;
  • recognize children's creativity; and,
  • provide Newfoundland and Labrador educators with appropriate, locally-based teaching resources.

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Contest Details


Contest is open to all Grade 5 public, private and home-school students in Newfoundland and Labrador. Group posters are not acceptable and only one poster per student.


Posters must be original. Copyrighted cartoon characters, TV figures and photographs will not be accepted.


Posters must include the theme, "True North Strong and Green!" in the poster design. The theme must be free drawn and spelled correctly. Stencils, computer-generated text, clipart and press-on letters will not be accepted.


Posters should be created using plain white, landscape-oriented, tabloid size (11"x17") paper. The posters will not be accepted for judging if they are matted, framed or laminated. Posters must be flat and it is preferred that the posters not be folded or rolled.

Posters may be drawn in marker, crayon, coloured pencil, paint, pens, watercolour, ink, acrylic or tempera paint. Bright colours that reproduce well are best. No glitter, glued objects, tissue paper or any other type of add-ons.


Judging will be done by the National Forest Week Poster Committee and will be based on originality, creativity, uniqueness, and adherence to the message.

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First Place

  • The winning entry will be permanently displayed at the Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Service Headquarters.
  • The winner will receive a framed copy of their poster, an iPad Mini II with case and a Forest Service Fun Pack.
  • The winner's school will receive an "All about Forests" educational book package.

Second and Third Place

  • Second and third place honourable mentions will each receive an iPod Touch and a Forest Service Fun Pack.

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Entry Details and Deadline

Entry Forms

Each entry or group of entries must have signed registration form to be eligible for judging.

Download the NFW Poster Registration Form PDF (288 KB)

Poster Identification

All entries should be clearly labeled on the BACK of the poster. Indicate the student's name, grade, teacher's name, school name and phone number. (Note: Please encourage student to print lightly so the writing doesn't transfer through to the front of the poster. We have found that printing the information separately on a sticker or label, and then sticking the label on the back of the poster works best.)


Entries must be postmarked by: Friday, October 14, 2016.

Mail all entries to:

National Forest Week Poster Contest
Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Service
Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods
P.O. Box 2006, Fortis Building Corner Brook, NL A2H 6J8
Attention: Public Relations Specialist

Under the authority of the Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Service, National Forest Week Calendar Contest, privacy information will be collected for the purpose of administering the contest in the manner described in the contest rules. The contest rules allow the Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Service to disclose the name, school, community and image of contest winners for promotional purposes.

Any questions or comments can be directed to the Forest Service Public Relations Specialist.

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Teacher Resource Material

Teachers; the following resources have been developed to help guide educators through National Forest Week. The National Forest Week Activity Guide contains forestry background information specific to Newfoundland and Labrador, ideas for National Tree Day, as well as a variety of activities you can do with your class.

For further information, feel free to contact your local Forest Service District Office or the Forest Service Public Relations Specialist.

National Forest Week Activity Guide PDF (703 KB)

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Past Contest Winners

2016 Provincial Winner – Braeden Mouland - Phoenix Academy, Carmenville

Artwork by 2016 Provincial Winner - Braeden Mouland - Phoenix Academy, Carmenville

2016 Honorable Mentions PDF (4.31 MB)

2015 Provincial Winner - Dwayne Goodyear - Phoenix Academy, Carmenville

Artwork by 2015 Provincial Winner - Dwayne Goodyear - Phoenix Academy, Carmenville

2015 Honorable Mentions PDF (3.1 MB)

2014 Provincial Winner - Morgan Myles - Lewisporte Academy, Lewisporte

Artwork by 2014 Provincial Winner - Morgan Myles - Lewisporte Academy, Lewisporte

2014 Honorable Mentions PDF (5.5 MB)

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