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





Photo caption:

A Beautiful World

Photographer's Statement:

Trees are beautiful examples of God’s creation and salvation. We are at our healthiest when we are saved by Jesus to live eternally in heaven with him, and trees are a wonderful example of that. The cross that represents our salvation was made out of the wood of a tree. I was about to head home in the late evening and when I saw this amazing landscape, I had to get a picture. The sunset into night time is also a great example of God’s power. From the rising of the sun to the setting, God is always in control. This cross and these trees are a magnificent reminder of that. The next time you think of a tree, you can remember the beautiful sacrifice Jesus made for us so that we could be healthy and saved.