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






Awen Cook | Hillside Jr. High | Boise, ID

Photo caption:

The Fey Mushroom!

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

You are a small mushroom, growing on the forest floor near a small creek during the fall. All the bright and colorful leaves have fallen around you from the tall trees, providing you with the nutrients you need to continue to grow.