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:

2037

Grade:

11

Photo caption:

Wandering the Scotchman Peaks

Photographer's Statement:

Trekking along in mountains of Scotchman Peaks, I was able to really focus and enjoy the nature surrounding me. I spotted many wild flowers: larkspurs, large flower clarkia, and trilliums were a couple of the species sighted.  There were also many fallen trees, maybe pushed down with the wind or killed by disease or beetles. I loved hiking there, with my mom, exploring on the Idaho/ Montana state line.