Forestry and Agrifoods
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.
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!
The public education goal of the 2014-2024 Provincial Forest Management Strategy 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:
To that effect, the poster contest has been specifically designed to:
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.
Each entry or group of entries must have signed registration form to be eligible for judging.
Download the NFW Poster Registration Form (288 KB)
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.
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.
National Forest Week Activity Guide (703 KB)
2016 Provincial Winner – Braeden Mouland - Phoenix Academy, Carmenville
2016 Honorable Mentions (4.31 MB)
2015 Provincial Winner - Dwayne Goodyear - Phoenix Academy, Carmenville
2015 Honorable Mentions (3.1 MB)
2014 Provincial Winner - Morgan Myles - Lewisporte Academy, Lewisporte
2014 Honorable Mentions (5.5 MB)
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