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 | Highland Highschool | Pocatello, ID

Photo caption:

New Beginnings

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

This photo is a representation of the many beauties that new life can bring. In this photo i have captured the very beginnings of a Monarch’s life and how beautiful and fragile it can be. With my photographs I feel I capture the very meaning of nothing gold can stay by the poet Robert Frost by showing that even though the life of beautiful things does not last forever, it’s beauty is still infinite.