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

Contestant:

2446

Grade:

9

Photo caption:

New Life

Photographer's Statement:

I was on a nature walk with my class when I took this picture, at first I saw it as nothing more than a dead trait but after seeing the theme for this year “healthy tree healthy me” it made me think of it in a new way. It’s a dead tree sure but it’s a dead tree that’s paving the way for so much more life, giving energy for grasses and flowers to grow.