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:

I may be on the ground but my heads up with the sweet cotton candy clouds.

Photographer's Statement:

Healthy tree healthy me, This saying means many things. It shows that if the trees are healthy we have for air and are healthy too. But it also shows that without trees then we aren’t happy or healthy trees are very important especially today with all the smoke and smog that’s being put into our amazing world and into our atmosphere. This smog is killing animals plants etc. The smoke is very dangerous but with all of our beautiful trees that are still here and still growing they are working hard to put out more fresh, clean air. To me this saying represents that our trees are awesome and very much needed.  I feel this is related to my photo because it shows the beautiful sky with gorgeous candy clouds flowing over the hills above the houses. Which the trees helped filter the clear sky better.