Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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2022 Winners of the Arbor Day Photo Contest

To celebrate Arbor Day, the Idaho Forest Products Commission sponsors a Photo Contest each year. The competition is open to all Idaho youth in 5th-12th grades. For the 2022 contest, young photographers addressed the theme, Healthy Tree, Healthy Me. In addition to their photo, contestants provided a statement sharing their vision of the photo’s portrayal of the theme.

Winners: All | Grades 5-6 | Grades 7-8 | Grades 9-10 | Grades 11-12

Contestant:

1711

Grade:

10

Photo caption:

Overgrown

Photographer's Statement:

Happy tree, happy me means a lot of things. To me it means that without trees or any plants for that matter, life would be drab and mundane. Or to be real, there wouldn’t be any life at all. Trees and plants add color to life, they add organic shape and provide for every inhabitant on earth. They give us shade, fruit, and most importantly, air. Not only that but they add extras to life, for me it is subjects in photography. For others it can be a sight to see during hiking, or an occupation with an orchard. They do so much for us (especially here in Idaho), helping is the least we could do.

Trees are life, appreciate them.