Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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2023 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 2023 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






Averi Gustafson | Middleton Middle School | Middleton, ID

Photo caption:

Heaven's Gateway

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

As the sunset appears, time slows down. The trees immobilize, the clouds stop, and the farms reserve. This picture relates to “Healthy Tree, Healthy Me” because the fence shows that trees can be used for many purposes — in this case fencing in horses, keeping nature around it healthy and calm.