The city of Brentwood is inviting community members and students to participate in three artistic contests leading up to the city’s 30th annual celebration of Arbor Day on April 4.
The theme for this year’s contest is “Be Majestic,” with over $1,000 worth of prizes for the winners.
Brentwood residents of all ages are encouraged to submit their photos of trees within the city that encapsulate the theme and post them to Instagram with the hashtag “#BrentwoodTNTrees2020.” Photos can be in color or in black and white and must be posted no later than March 15 in order to be considered in the contest.
A poster contest will take place for sixth-graders attending Brentwood, Sunset and Woodland Middle schools as well as third-graders attending Crockett, Edmondson, Jordan, Kenrose, Scales, Sunset and Lipscomb Elementary schools. Poster entries must be 11x17 in size and can be created using any art medium. The deadline for poster submissions is Feb. 26.
High school students from Brentwood High, Ravenwood High and Brentwood Academy are invited to write a 500-word essay or poem for the contest in line with the theme. The deadline for the written contest is March 16.
“Our Tree Board members look forward to judging the beautiful photos as well as the many wonderful poster and writing submissions we receive each year,” Tree Board Chairperson Lynn Tucker said in a release.
Contest winners will be announced at the Arbor Day celebration at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library on April 4 at 11:30 a.m.