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





Photo caption:

wandering but not lost

Photographer's Statement:

To me, this photo embodies the category because this image is filled with bright colors that draw you in and really make you think about how healthy the vegetation is. When I look at this photo I feel safe. I feel as though I could walk for miles and not get tired. I could journey on without a map and not get lost. Not all wanders are lost and not all explorers know what they are looking for. When I head out to photograph and do know what will speak to me, but this pathway sure did. This photo makes a statement and is so quiet and vibrant at the same time.