Norman Tree Board expands Tree Story & Art Contest to middle schoolers

The Norman Tree Board has opened its latest Tree Story & Art Contest, expanding entry grade levels for the competition. Through January 31, 2024, Norman-area students grades 4-8 are allowed to enter.

Work of the Tree Story & Art contest must be original and student-created. Creation of the Tree Story includes constructing a narrative from the point of view of any chosen tree; creation of the Tree Art should include an original piece of art that is inspired by the coinciding story authored. Art can be in any form, to include: Photography, painting, drawing or sculptures. All submissions must be received or postmarked by 11 p.m. on January 31, 2024, to be eligible to win. To learn more and view full submission standards, visit:

“This is a fun competition that includes prizes for the winners but also raises awareness about our environment,” said City of Norman Forester Colin Zink. “Participating in this contest or reviewing entries causes us to think about the natural world around us and why we should value and protect it.”

The Norman Tree Board is responsible for studying, investigating, counseling and developing or updating periodically a written plan for the care, preservation, trimming, planting, replanting removal or disposition of street trees, public trees and shrubs. The group meets monthly and members serve 3-year terms. Learn more at