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






Maya Borchardt | Sage International School Of Boise | Boise, ID

Photo caption:

Colorful Happiness

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

You can just tell how happy he is being in nature…it’s not just his mouth, but the expression and the happiness noted in his eyes and body position say it all.  He is framed by beautiful trees, a river and a colorful rainbow, which all reflect happiness right back at him.