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






Annaleigh Cook | Elk City School | Elk City, ID

Photo caption:

Nature's Own Spotlight on the Gospel Wilderness

First Place

Photographer's Statement:

The mountain that is in the picture is called buffalo hump. The sun rise is the spotlight of the morning. It is important to take care of the land we use and if we don’t take care of it, our land will become ugly and not the land as we enjoy it today. I enjoy paddle boarding, fishing, hunting, and hiking in the Gospel Hump Wilderness. I am very fortunate to live close to this area and see it daily from my house