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

Contestant:

799

Grade:

9

Photo caption:

The Triumph of the Forest

Photographer's Statement:

When looking to the forest, I think of resilience and the ability to thrive in a variety of conditions. I felt that this tree reflects the idea of perseverance, as it has been able to endure the frigid summit it stands on, symbolizing the lasting spirit of the entire forest.