Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

Back to

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






Amber Nielsen | Northgem | Bancroft, ID

Photo caption:

Hikers dream

First Place

Photographer's Statement:

When I look to the forest I see beauty in life. We hike really hard to see the wonder of nature. How the flowers bloom, how the trees move with the wind, and how the water rushes down from the snow kept mountain peaks. These are all ways of life.