Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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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





Photo caption:

Small Movements

Photographer's Statement:

When I used to look at the forest, I used to see big trees and bushes, all a dull shade of green. While capturing a variety of photos,  I noticed how I would often zoom in. When I focus on one small part of the woods, I would notice all of the small things about it. Like the bee in this picture, the forest is full of small organisms– all working together to create one big whole.