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





Photo caption:

My Retreat

Photographer's Statement:

My hammock is under this tree.  The tree helps me to calm my anxiety and to realize there is something more to life than doctors, school, appointments. I look up at the design of the bark, the branches and needles. Sometimes the squirrels visit it and so doe the birds and other critters.  I would be sad if “my” tree was gone so I want to find out what that goo is on the tree.  Is it unhealthy? What can I do to help my tree? This is my first year with trees like this and I like it!