Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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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:

Reaching for the Sky

Photographer's Statement:

I admired the red leaves of this tree. It stood out in the forest, among all the pine and greenery. It stood strong and tall, by itself, unique. It was one of a kind in a forest full of the same. When we look to the forest, we can often learn many lessons for our lives, for we all should stand tall, with our unique gifts, and reach for the sky.