Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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2022 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 2022 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






Alanis Carey | Riverstone International | Boise, ID

Photo caption:

Braided Tree

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

I was snowshoeing through the forest when I saw this unusual tree. I stopped and looked up to find the braided branches against the blue sky. It reminded me how each tree is unique.