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






Claire Fazel | Idaho Arts Charter School | Nampa, ID

Photo caption:

With the Trees

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

Lives move in cycles, we all have ups and downs. I’ve always related this to how trees also move in cycles. During the summer and spring they bloom and are beautiful, but in fall they wilt and “die”. Just like humans. We have moments in our lives where we have over the moon, and moments where we feel hopeless. I think that trees can be a giant inspiration that nothing is permanent. A tree will eventually bloom, just as we as humans will. The image I submitted shows how while we share little biology with trees, we aren’t so different, we both live in cycles.