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:

Happy Trees Don't Always Have Bright Leaves

Photographer's Statement:

When taking this photo there wasn’t any trees that had any leaves yet, but I realized a tree doesn’t always need leaves to be happy. This picture still holds beauty with the snow-capped mountains and lively trees just about to grow colorful leaves again. It’s not the usual bright colorful tree but it gives a different sense of beauty. The clouds have a small opening revealing a pretty blue sky, it’s the step just before beauty and color erupt in the summer.