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






Lily Pajak | Hawthorne Elementary | Boise, ID

Photo caption:

Grass Blades in the Morning

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

Grass is very important to the ecosystem. It traps carbon dioxide so it won’t pollute the air. Also it reduces erosion from water and storm runoffs. Grass improves soil, and reduces temperatures.