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






Maya Williams | Hawthorne Middle School | Pocatello, ID

Photo caption:

A Fresh Start

Honorable Mention

Photographer's Statement:

When I look to the forest, I see new life and fresh starts. In the forest, many things can happen that can leave things broken and bruised, but even after these things happen, you can still bounce back.