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






Emma Toyn | Middleton Middle School | Middleton, ID

Photo caption:

We Are One

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

These trees are quaking aspen trees. Their root system is one. Every one of the trees in the grove is connected by roots. When one tree is unhealthy, the rest of them suffer, just like family and friends. When one of us is suffering, the rest of us suffer too. When we have a healthy relationship with friends and family we can all be healthy.