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






Julia Bilimoria | Timberline High School | Boise, ID

Photo caption:

Knotted Roots

First Place

Photographer's Statement:

While I was hiking in the Boise Foothills, I saw a tree that was uprooted and knocked over. It made me recognize the interdependent relationship man and nature has, and how it takes us both to thrive.