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:

Above The Boise National Forest

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

I chose this photo because it is a widescale view of the Boise National Forest. It also shows that a younger generation is intrigued by nature’s beauty. Summer days like these in Idaho are long and filled with so many outdoor adventures. These days bring inspiration to do better and learn more about our planet. Kids and adults are more conscientious now and they want to strive to protect our world for future generations.