Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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2024 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 2024 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.

Deadline: April 8th, 2024






Gracie Keppner | North Idaho STEM Charter Academy | Rathdrum, ID

Photo caption:

Nature's Greatest Sentinels

First Place

Photographer's Statement:

This picture perfectly demonstrates this year’s theme of Healthy Tree, Healthy Me, as it demonstrates how trees are like protectors for people and they always stand tall to watch of humanity. This gives us a feeling of safety and, therefore, keeps our mental health up.