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:

The imprint of a leaf in concrete outside of a BSU campus

Photographer's Statement:

This photo was taken while on a walk on a concrete sidewalk in Boise and while there are no natural elements in the photo, its clear that at one point there was a leaf that fell onto the cement that now acts like a photograph, showing the leaf as it was though its gone. Any greenery that could have once been in this photo is gone, leaving only cement and a memory much like many other marks of establishment that build through nature rather than around it.