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:

Nothing but blue skies and trees for miles

Photographer's Statement:

Within the past few years, I have found myself finding excuses to be outside more, and always wanting to be in the woods. Whether it’s camping, hiking, dirt biking, or sports, I never get tired of being in the forests. It is like therapy, in a way, being in the woods, no matter what you are doing. It makes me feel calm  and happy, and I always feel much more prepared for the week to come. This photo was taken on a dirt bike ride, where we had to hike into the view point. On this cliff edge, you can see miles and miles of trees and mountains. Running in between, you can see the Coeur d’alene river. It was an amazing day, spent in the mountains with family.