Arbor Day Poster Contest Deadline Extended

Published On: April 8th, 20241.4 min readCategories: Local News, News

Mankato-The deadline to participate in the Mankato Arbor Day Poster Contest has been extended to 11:59 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2024. This year’s theme is “Trees: For birds, bugs, bees and me!” A first, second and third place winner will be selected from three grade categories:

  • Kindergarten-first grade
  • Second-third grade
  • Fourth-fifth grade

First place winners in each grade category will have a tree planted in recognition of their win and top three winners in each grade category will receive a City of Mankato Pack. Winning posters will be shared on the City’s social media pages and website, and will be featured in the May online newsletter.


  • Be creative and have fun!
  • Contest is open to children in grades kindergarten through fifth.
  • Original artworks on 8.5” x 11” or 11” x 17” paper.
  • Include the theme“Trees: For birds, bugs, bees and me!” in writing on the poster.
  • One poster per child may be submitted.
  • Posters can be created using any medium (markers, crayons, paint, etc.).
  • The back of the poster must include:
    • Artist’s name.
    • Grade.
    • Parent/guardian contact information (name, email and phone number) or teacher contact information if being submitted as part of a classroom project.


Entries are due by 11:59 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2024. To enter, email the entry to or mail or drop off posters:

City of Mankato
Attn: Public Information and Community Engagement
Intergovernmental Center
10 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001

More than 16,000 trees make up Mankato’s urban forest. Trees cool, fight pollution, conserve energy and benefit wildlife. In addition, trees enhance property values and neighborhood livability. This year, Arbor Day is celebrated April 26.

For more information, contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.

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