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  To celebrate Arbor Day, the Idaho Forest Products Commission sponsored a photo contest. The competition was open to all Idaho students in 5th - 12th grades. Students were asked to show us what they see when they Looked To The Forest.
  When you Look to the Forest what do YOU see?
A special tree?
People working in forest-related jobs?
Beautiful scenery?
A fun playground?
A wood or paper product?
Wildlife that live in a forest?
Trees being planted?



WINNER GRADES 5-6

Caption:Majesty
Student:Trisha Brinkley
School:Teed Elementary, Kuna
Teacher:Evanow
Statement:When I think of looking to the forest, I think of the majestic trees and wildlife. Even if you look to the sky, you can still see the forest. The forest and trees are important to the clean air we breath, and we wouldn't be able to live without it. The forest really is majestic.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
& WINNER GRADES 9-12


Caption:Newly Planted Ponderosa Pine Seedling
Student:Spencer Goffin
School:Capital High School, Boise
Teacher:Ms. Francis
Statement:The ponderosa pine seedling pictured here in its protective basket is three years old, less than 12 inches tall and is planted on a private tree farm located in the Boise National Forest. It is trees like this that Idaho Foresters are planting today for the future of Idaho.


WINNER GRADES 7-8

Caption:Looking up
Student:Jamie Newsome
School:IDEA, Moscow
Teacher:Amy Clark
Statement:I was at Idler's Rest, at the foot of Moscow Mountain. While laying on the forest floor, in a natural indent, I looked up and was amazed at what I saw.


Caption:Salmon River View
Student:Bailie Gehring
Grade:6
School:Prairie Middle School, Cottonwood


Caption:Waterfall wisdom
Student:Hailey Russell
Grade:5
School:Grangeville Elementary Middle School


Caption:Gnarly
Student:Megan Wrigley
Grade:5
School:Fremont H. Teed Elementary, Kuna

Caption:Adventuring through the Branches!
Student:Ashley del Campo
Grade:12
School:Timberline High School, Boise


Caption:Reflect on the Day
Student:Cole Cochran
Grade:11
School:Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint


Caption:Lake Darling, Idaho
Student:Dan Firey
Grade:11
School:Sandpoint High School


Caption:Enjoy the Little Things
Student:Shelby King
Grade:12
School:Salmon High School, Salmon


Caption:Arbor Day Contest -- Kaylin
Student:Kaylin Long
Grade:11
School:Renaissance High School, Meridian


Caption:Who gives a hoot? I do!
Student:Avery Russell
Grade:12
School:Grangeville High School


Caption:A Sea of Green
Student:Jeremy Williams
Grade:10
School:Moscow High School, Moscow


Caption:Through My Eyes
Student:Cassie Young
Grade:9
School:Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint

Caption:Tiny Details
Student:Alexis Banks
Grade:8
School:Donald J. Hobbs Middle School, Shelley


Caption:I'm Watching You
Student:Nathan Burr
Grade:8
School:Teton Middle School, Driggs

Caption:Grow where you're planted
Student:Benny Carlisle
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome


Caption:Forest's Have Hearts
Student:Quentin Ferring
Grade:7
School:Mountain Home Junior High


Caption:Fog Blanket
Student:Brianne Moodie
Grade:7
School:West Jr. High, Boise


Caption:Apple on a Wooden Table
Student:Jace Peterson
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome

  A panel of judges selected First Place Winners for three grade categories and a Grand Prize winner as well as honorable mentions. Entries were judged on composition, technique and the use of light, overall impact and originality, as well as expression of the theme Look to the Forest. The caption and photographer's statement was also considered in the judging.

  Prizes:
First Place winners of each category will receive $50 and a tree to plant on their school grounds provided by the Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association.
Grand Prize winner will receive a digital camera worth $150 and be honored at the state Arbor Day Celebration at the Idaho Capitol on Friday, April 29, 2011.


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