Idaho Forest Products Commission

Arbor Day Student Photo Contest

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2023 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 2023 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






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.