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






Natalie Godfrey | Homeschool (pandemic year only) | Coeur d’Alene, ID

Photo caption:

Spring in Winter

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

When I look to the forest, I see growth and hope. Even in the dead of winter, this tree still contains new growth for the spring. Despite the harshness of winter, there are always still signs of spring inside the tightly closed buds.