Parkway Tree Calendar
Did you know there are more than 2,000 spots to plant parkway trees in Geneva? To help spread the word, the City's Student Government Committee is inviting elementary students to illustrate a calendar highlighting the importance of trees in our community.
Student Art Contest Rules
The contest is open to Geneva students in first through fifth grades. See the contest flyer and the program rules below for more information.
Children can use crayons, colored pencils or markers to create their tree artwork on an 8.5 by 11-inch blank sheet of paper.
Get creative! Read up on why trees are important to the environment and the benefits they provide. Artwork could express how trees provide habitat for wildlife, clean the air, provide oxygen, offer shade, and create beauty and tranquility. The possibilities are endless.
The entry deadline has been extended to Wednesday, May 24. Parents can submit one original piece of artwork per student:
- Drop off entries to Assistant City Administrator Ben McCready at Geneva City Hall, 22 S. First St.
- Artwork must be accompanied by a completed submission form.
- Make sure the pictures are not folded.
- Parents can use the City's electronic submission form and attach their child's artwork.
The City's Student Government Committee will review the submissions to determine which entries (selected from multiple grade levels and schools) will be included in the calendar. Winners will be honored at a future City Council meeting and will receive a free copy of the calendar when it is published during the summer.
By participating in the contest, parents are giving the City permission to use the artwork in the calendar to promote it through the City's various communications channels. For more information, contact McCready by calling 630-938-4540 or sending him an email.
Parkway Tree Program
Geneva residents interested in a new parkway tree can find available tree species and full details about the cost-sharing program on the City's parkway tree replacement program web page.
The City's parkway tree program is for people living in Geneva's corporate City limits. Mill Creek is located in unincorporated Kane County.