Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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2022 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 2022 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






Kaiya Kearns | Boise High | Boise, ID

Photo caption:

Saving Our Forest

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

I chose this picture because it shows what our Idaho summers consist of. We get pretty bad fires in the summer and that takes out a lot of our forests. In this photo, you can see how green and calm everything is, but also have the reality of the helicopter and smoke. This goes as a reminder of how important it is to protect our forests and recognize the hard work our firefighters put into keeping our forests as green as possible.