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






Katrina Beall | Timberline High School | Boise, ID

Photo caption:

Trees and Road

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

This photo shows how nature and mankind work together. The road shows how mankind has disrupted nature, but also shows the open vastness of the forest. The road is enveloped by the forest, just as humans can find great solace in escaping from our daily lives and entering nature. The beautiful, clean air that we can find in nature allows us a break from our day-to-day lives and gives us a mental break from all that goes on in our busy lives.