Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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2023 Winners of the 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 2023 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.

Winners: All | Grades 5-6 | Grades 7-8 | Grades 9-10 | Grades 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.