Purcellville’s Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee and the Purcellville Arts Council have launched a Wonder of Trees Poster Contest for students.
The goals are to engage students in learning about the benefits of planting trees and to help increase awareness within the community by featuring the winning posters at Town Hall.
Submissions will showhow planting trees helps the environment and may include cleaning the air, trapping carbon, cleaning water, providing food and shelter for wildlife, or helping people by providing food, resources, shade or health benefits.
The contest is open to any student in the Purcellville area. Nine winners will be selected, three each from elementary, middle, and high school levels.Winning submissions will be featured in Town Hall next April.
The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31. The rules and application are available at purcellvilleva.gov.