2014 Schools Tree Day Competition

1st Place: Yarra Ranges Special School Runner Up - Prince Chalres Hospital Early Learning Centre Runner Up: Bermagui Preschool Runner Up: Broadbeach Waters Kindergarten Runner Up: Mudgee Preschool Runner Up: Out Lady's School Hartwell

This year schools had the chance to win a new schoolyard garden and a once-in-a-lifetime planting experience with ABC4Kids children's TV sensation, dirtgirl or one of five Get Growing starter kits, complete with a raised garden bed, mulch, soil, gardening gloves and trowels, all compliments of Tree Day sponsor, Toyota Australia (prizes valued at $5000).

Teachers were asked to send in a photo and short message describing how their students were developing a love of nature. Entries were judged on the quality of their photograph, and their creativity in depicting the Get into Nature and Grow slogan.

Grand Prize Winner:

 Yarra Ranges Special Development School  (Mount Evelyn, VIC)

Runner Up Winners:

  • Prince Charles Hospital Early Education Centre (Chermside, QLD)
  • Bermagui Preschool (Bermagui, NSW)
  • Broadbeach Waters Kindergarten & Preschool (Broadbeach Waters, QLD)
  • Mudgee Preschool Kindergarten (Mudgee, NSW)
  • Our Lady's Primary School (Longreach, QLD)

We were so impressed with the record-number of entries and the amazing things teachers were doing to help kids dig nature that we'd like to share our entire Schools Tree Day Competition Photo & Message Gallery - click on an image to view our gallery and what each school is doing.

See the entries online 

All registered schools received a free digital download of dirtgirl's award-winning album Get Grubby (valued at $19.95).It's not too late for coordinators to Get Grubby and access their gift - just log in to download.  (31 MB zip file).