BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A panel of judges from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) has selected Kayla Romer, a fifth-grader from Creativity Challenge Community (C3) in Denver, as the winner of its 2020 Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest.
Kayla’s poster, which depicts the importance of trees and how they benefit communities, competed against posters from 12 schools participating in the contest this year. The schools selected one poster to enter into the statewide contest, so the 12 finalists in the contest represented hundreds of fifth-grade students and their posters. The panel of judges from the CTC selected Kayla’s poster as the winner after two close rounds of virtual judging this past week.
As the statewide poster contest winner, Kayla will be awarded a framed copy of her winning poster, a $100 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble and prizes from the CTC.
In addition, Kayla’s poster was a winner of a separate poster contest through the City and County of Denver. As a Denver poster contest winner, both Kayla and her art teacher, BJ Kittleson, will receive gift cards from Meininger Art Supply, and Denver will plant a tree in her honor at a city park. Following social distance protocols, Kayla, her parents Jeremy and Karen Romer, and Kittleson may have the opportunity to be present at the tree planting.
The CTC thanks all students, teachers and parents for their support of this fun and educational contest recognizing Colorado’s urban and community forests. The beautiful trees that grace our streets, parks, yards and open spaces provide economic, social and ecological services that we all can enjoy!
The Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest is sponsored by Above & Beyond Services, Arborscape Services, the CTC, City and County of Denver and the Colorado State Forest Service. For more info on the contest, please contact Kyle Sylvester, open space manager for the City of Brighton and chair of the CTC’s Arbor Day poster contest, at (303) 655-2089.
— Colorado State Forest Service
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