Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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You gave us your best shot!

To celebrate Arbor Day, each year the Idaho Forest Products Commission sponsors the Look to the Forest Photo Contest. Idaho 5th-12th grade students from throughout the state submitted their photos, captions and photographers’ statements. First place winners and honorable mentions were named in four grade level divisions: 5-6th, 7-8th, 9-10th and 11-12th.

Here are this year’s winners!

All Winners | Winners 5-6 | Winners 7-8 | Winners 9-10 | Winners 11-12






Lauren Geibel | Rocky Mountain High School | Meridian, ID

Photo caption:

What Makes Stress Slip Away

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

Every time I need to escape the stresses of school, work, and COVID-19 I look to the forest; fitting well with the theme this year. Early each morning the sun comes through the trees perfectly on our property. The smell, sounds, and even the way the trees sway is beautiful.