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:

Girl standing in front of a tree and holding up her phone with a building visible in the background

Photographer's Statement:

The picture is meant to represent how people and nature are separated by technology. The phone placed a wall between person and tree. It shows the importance of living in the moment and appreciating nature without screens in your face dividing you from it. Hopefully, it opens peoples’ eyes to put away their phones sometimes and enjoy earth’s beauty.