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:

2451

Grade:

8

Photo caption:

“Life from a Giver” Camel’s Back Park, Boise, Idaho.

Photographer's Statement:

The bark of this tree, looks as if it never held life. But, as we can see, the “Orange Crust Fungus” indicates to us, that this tree is capable of giving. Giving life to a organism that is completely different from the knowledge of trees. It grows plentifully, and truly shows us that we CAN choose our own “tree”, that creates a safe place for us to grow.