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






Hayden Breen | Hawthorne Middle School | Pocatello , ID

Photo caption:

Light Through the Shadows

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

Many people believe that trees represent happiness, but I believe they can also represent the shadows and darkness. In my photo I show a light shining through the darkness that is the trees. For some, that light could represent someone in their lives; for me, it represents my friends and my love for the outdoors.