Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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2024 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 2024 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.

Deadline: April 8th, 2024






Kaiya Kearns | Boise High School | Boise, ID

Photo caption:

Stand Alone

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

This photograph is of a tree atop a ridgeline I hiked. It was all by itself, but stood out tremendously. The way it was placed against the sky made it have almost a silhouette look to it. Plus the moss and lichen that climbs up to the rock adds a lot of character to the photo. This was also a particularly cloudy day and it had rained, so I like how you can see the dampness on the rock. This photo really embodies what I enjoy about nature. Just by looking at this you can feel the serenity radiating from it.