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






Cloee Bobish | Hawthorne Middle School | Pocatello, ID

Photo caption:

Another Adventure...

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

This photo means a lot and also really represents the theme. To me this photo means hope. This photo shows that no matter how dark your day is there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. This photo shows that no matter how alone you feel there is always someone or something that cares. When I look at this image I want to go here. I want to get away from everyday life and find peace in nature again. I hope this message can help someone out there just like photography helped me, because life through a camera lens is much more clear, bright, and peaceful.