Mary Kay Falconer, BHNA board member and contest initiator, presented each winner with a tree to plant in their yard or a park and a $25 gift card. The Arbor Day volunteers followed up with a loud round of applause for the artists and poets.
There were two artist winners in the 8 years old and under category.
|Claudia Branciforte for her Coyote at McCord entry.|
|Julia Perkins won for her untitled tree drawing.|
Our poetry winners were expressive not just with their words, but in using visual form as well.
|John Perkins won the 9-12 age group for this tree (in more ways than one) poem.|
Avert P. won the 8 and under group for his poem, Trees. Since his writing style expresses his free ranging spirit, we've taken the liberty of including a literal translation here: