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:

1952

Grade:

10

Student:

Jett Longanecker | Sandpoint High School | Sandpoint, ID

Photo caption:

Crooked Tree

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

This is a tree named “the crooked tree,” at the top of my local cross country ski trails. I am a racer for the local team, and since Covid we aren’t able to get coaches for training. In the evenings I would ski on my own, thinking, breathing, living. This tree, at the summit of the trail system, symbolizes my health, both mentally and physically. Also, it reminds me: although we all may be a bit crooked and imperfect, that should never stand in our way of experiencing life.