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:

LIfe hurts, Nature heals.

Photographer's Statement:

I was attending a relative’s funeral, at a time of pain and suffering, I saw this beautiful tree. I walked up to the tree and saw how it had a piece ripped out. I realized that the tree had gone through some struggles too. That made me feel like I would be ok.