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






Ava Eppich | Council High School | Council, ID

Photo caption:

There's Nobody Here But Us, Moss!

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

When I look to the forest, I see life. Birds are constantly making the beautiful noises that is the poetry of the forest. Sometimes we forget that even small creatures in the forest, like birds, can make such a big difference.