Note: Photos are sorted by date received. Exceptions are winner & honorable mention.    
Wesley Peterson

Caption:Growing in Opposition to the Winds of Time
Student:Wesley Peterson
Grade:11
School:Malad High School, Malad City
Teacher:Irene Alder
Statement:You can always learn things by looking to the forest. Overtime the forest is constantly changing by the forces of nature. Fires bring destruction, but yet new birth. Wind, sun, and erosion force the forest to grow in eclectic ways. Despite the oppositiion, the forest is continually finding a way to grow and prosper. Through all the tension and conflict, it still perserveres. This is why we must look to the forest. We can learn from the forest, to make the best of every situation and to always perservere through all opposition.
Marissa Vinson

Caption:"A Winter Dream"
Student:Marissa Vinson
Grade:11
School:Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint
Teacher:John Hastings
Statement:Taken in the Panhandle National Forest.
Jessica Walton

Caption:The Time of My Life
Student:Jessica Walton
Grade:10
School:Idaho Distance Education Academy, Boise
Teacher:Jennifer Brinson
Statement:I took this picture in 2009 when I was camping near John Day, Oregon. It was one of the best weekends of my life; I mean, just look at how gorgeous this lake is! It's one of my very favorite pictures ever - I hope you agree with me :) Nature is so incredibly beautiful, and I think this is a lovely tribute to forests.
Jessica Walton

Caption:Earthy Colors
Student:Jessica Walton
Grade:10
School:Idaho Distance Education Academy, Boise
Teacher:Jennifer Brinson
Statement:This is a pine tree in my aunt's backyard. I thought it was a beautiful color scheme, so I took a macro shot. The colors remind me of autumn, but this picture was taken this winter!
Heather Gardner

Caption:the moutains let light through
Student:Heather Gardner
Grade:10
School:Kellogg High School, Kellogg
Teacher:Mona Alfrey
Statement:when your in the forest theres lots you could do,lay at the top and watch the stars, or wait for the sun set to lower down behind the hills. when i think of the forest i think of colors bright beautiful colors... red, orange, pink, and purple. this sun sets was taken at the cataldo slews. with the sun heading down the power polls have energy and the hills sit quite in the back waiting for the sun to fall and rise again the next morning
Colton Draney

Caption:Looking back from where we came
Student:Colton Draney
Grade:HS
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Mrs. Burgess
Statement:This is a picture that I took by the German Dugway Road in Preston , Idaho . This picture to me really shows the beauty of the forests in Idaho.
Shaylee Sharp

Caption:Bradís part of the forest
Student:Shaylee Sharp
Grade:11
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:N/A
Statement:This 25 feet of wonder stands proudly in Brad Corbridgeís front lawn. Like all the other trees in the forest, this tree stands tall with its surroundings.
Billie Beckstead

Caption:Little Surprises
Student:Billie Beckstead
Grade:10
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Mrs. Burgess
Statement:When I look to the forest I try to find all of the surprises that I can. If you look closely you can see little white flowers growing along the bottom of the picture. Thatís only one of the many things youíll see when you look to the forest.
Brayden Jorgenson

Caption:A dreamy kind of forest
Student:Brayden Jorgenson
Grade:HS
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Mrs. Burgess
Statement:This is a Picture of a palm tree taken while I was on my cruise to Catalina. It is very special to me because I got to go with my whole family, and it was an amazing experience.
Luis Heine

Caption:Somewhere in Idaho
Student:Luis Heine
Grade:11
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Burgess
Statement:This picture was taken at the very beginning of my school year in Preston . As an exchange student from Germany , this was my first trip to the top of a mountain in America . This picture shows the view from Cub River , where the water source is for the valley. When I think of looking into the forest, I remember this trip and the barbecue in the woods. A time I really enjoyed. I took this picture with a Nikon to hold this enjoyable moment in my memories.
Katharina Hartmann

Caption:Fall comes
Student:Katharina Hartmann
Grade:11
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Mrs. Burgess
Statement:This photo is made in the early fall and it refelects a nice atmosphere. It has a lot of trees, flowers and bushes in it which you can find in the forest.
Katharina Hartmann

Caption:Silence of the Forest
Student:Katharina Hartmann
Grade:11
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Mrs. Burgess
Statement:This is a picture taken in a beautiful forest near my house . It was an afternoon and we were going for a walk. We were impressed how silent and beautiful the forest seems, even though it was full with singing birds and we could hear the wind blowing through the leaves. It is a place of silence, relaxation, and for feeling free. This photo shows a beautiful atmosphere.
Lalo Lema

Caption:The Cry of a Tree
Student:Lalo Lema
Grade:12
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Cheryl Burgess
Statement:When I look to the Forest the first 3 words that come to my mind are nature, green, and purity. This photo represents a sensation of purity. Life is one of the most common things in a forest. When I look at this photo, I see life, even without evidence of birds or other animals. I believe the feeling of life may come from the colors or the water.
Allie Hinckley

Caption:My forest
Student:Allie Hinckley
Grade:10
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Mrs. Burgess
Statement:Every time I come home, I get to see these trees. They give me a feeling of peace when I look at them. To me they resemble a true forest. Once in a while whenever the wind blows, they move and they come alive with beauty. If you were to visit you would be surprised how much peace you will feel.
Corey Swainston

Caption:A New Day
Student:Corey Swainston
Grade:HS
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Mrs. Burgess
Statement:This tree, planted at the building of a new school, perhaps fifty years ago or more, sees yet another sunset and awaits a new day.
Jakob Hoorn

Caption:Winter morning in Idaho
Student:Jakob Hoorn
Grade:12
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Cheryl Burgess
Statement:Me and my friend were hiking up the mountains one early morning in Idaho when I saw this photo opportunity. This photo will always remind me of my time in Idaho as an exchange student from Sweden.
Heather Gardner

Caption:theres life in the dead
Student:Heather Gardner
Grade:10
School:Kellogg High School, Kellogg
Teacher:Mona Alfrey
Statement:as i was driving by lake cda i glanced over and saw this tree. the thing that popped into my head was this dead unlively tree was so beautiful. i saw the sun over cast the water and thought of a smile. this represtents forest in a live but dead way. the forest is imagination thats a door to all of us. when i look to the forest my imagination goes all ways. look at this and you can see a beautiful live that once lived.
Lynsey Heller

Caption:One Tree Can Light the Way!
Student:Lynsey Heller
Grade:12
School:Capital High School, Boise
Teacher:Mrs. Guerrero
Statement:When I took this picture the sun was setting and the sun hit the tree just right. It really reminded me that on object or person can stick out and be chosen just like there was a reason for this tree to be lit up by the sun. It was really beautiful.
Billy Cable

Caption:Home Away From Home
Student:Billy Cable
Grade:12
School:Sandpoint High School
Teacher:John Hastings
Statement:A simple photo of a beautiful summer's day in Sandpoint, Idaho in my grandparent's backyard. Such a simple view, but a complex meaning for outdoor lovers. The sky, water, and mountains that make up our beautiful enviorment, right here at home.
Tanieka Sampson

Caption:thank you!
Student:Tanieka Sampson
Grade:10
School:Kellogg High School, Kellogg
Teacher:Mona Alfrey
Statement:i picked this picture because it's a picture of the forest during winter.When i look into the forest i see beauty, and nature. And that is exactly what I see in my picture its beautiful how the snow is on the trees. when I become a photographer I want to make people fasinated by my pictures, and show them that nature is the prettiest thing we have! thank you for looking at my picture, and reading what i have to say.
Rebecca Blanscet

Caption:Where Angels Play
Student:Rebecca Blanscet
Grade:12
School:Parma High School
Teacher:Mrs. Windle
Statement:You don't have to wait until winter To see where angels lay You just have to look to the forest Where the angels frolic everyday The needles float down, the branches lightly sway, is it the wind or something equally enchanting?
Kristen McPeek

Caption:Dog tracks
Student:Kristen McPeek
Grade:11
School:Sandpoint High School
Teacher:Mr. Hastings
Statement:I took this photo in my front yard on the way out to feed my horses before school. It was nice to see that in the beginning of my day. I chose this photo because of the lens flare that added a splash of color without taking away from the natural scenery behind.
Jeremy Williams

Caption:Gloomy Island
Student:Jeremy Williams
Grade:11
School:Moscow High School
Teacher:Susan Hodgin
Statement:Not often do you think of an island when you "Look to the Forest," but in so many cases a short hike into the wilderness may take you to such areas that often go unseen. This photograph depicts a large lake containing a small island surrounded by a vast wilderness.
Austin Drake

Caption:The Next Forest
Student:Austin Drake
Grade:10
School:Kuna High School
Teacher:Travis Edwards
Statement:With the correct management and public education the seeds in this pinecone will be the future."Look to the Forest" "The Next Forest"
Morgan Ackley

Caption:A barren tree in the middle of winter
Student:Morgan Ackley
Grade:12
School:Caoital High School
Teacher:Ms. Francis
Statement:Though the trees are one of the most noticeable aspects of Idaho, so is the weather; and in Idaho the majority of our weather is cold, leaving our trees and plants to hibernate for as long as the winter stays around. Representing theses facts of Idaho, is this tree, naked of leaves, in the dead of winter.
Morgan Ackley

Caption:Backyard Pine Tree
Student:Morgan Ackley
Grade:12
School:Caoital High School
Teacher:Ms. Francis
Statement:Looking around, many forest areas in Idaho are covered in pine trees. In my backyard, huddled in the very corner is a lonely Pine that dominates a quarter of the yard and provides much shade when it's warm.
Julie Mace

Caption:Julie Lynn Mace
Student:Julie Mace
Grade:9
School:Kellogg High School
Teacher:Peggy Kimberling
Statement:I live right in the mountains so this was very hard to pick what picture I wanted to put in the contest.
Nathanael Galford

Caption:Pink Flowers
Student:Nathanael Galford
Grade:12
School:Kellogg High School
Teacher:Mona Alfrey
Statement:It represents the beauty of the forest when I look to the forest.
Nathanael Galford

Caption:New Beginning
Student:Nathanael Galford
Grade:12
School:Kellogg High School
Teacher:Mona Alfrey
Statement:When I look to the forest I see a brand new beginning for the forest growth.
Julie Mace

Caption:N/A
Student:Julie Mace
Grade:9
School:Kellogg High School
Teacher:Peggy Kimberling
Statement:This tree is in my driveway. It's at least 50ft tall.
Alexander Pierce

Caption:Pterodactyl
Student:Alexander Pierce
Grade:10
School:Sandpoint High School
Teacher:Barbara Crumb
Statement:When I look to the forest I see a world of fantasy and dreams, for the wilderness holds the potential for almost anything.
Baeleigh Hamlin

Caption:The Disposition of Our Own
Student:Baeleigh Hamlin
Grade:10
School:Borah Senior High School
Teacher:Stone
Statement:When looking in the forest I don't see a forest. I spy the things made out of the wood. They are cut and transformed into something all of us look at everyday. Some things so small to be in our backyard left unnoticeable. For instance, the small pieces that are the foundation of a symbol. Such as the bike pictured.
Baeleigh Hamlin

Caption:A Pixilated World of Wood
Student:Baeleigh Hamlin
Grade:10
School:Borah Senior High School
Teacher:Kris Stone
Statement:Forest, the place that is the building block of everything urban. This building is pixelated resembling the how ignorant the sight of the human really is. Buildings we pass everyday, made of wood for our own pleasure.
Dylan Grzanic

Caption:Lone tree in the foothills
Student:Dylan Grzanic
Grade:10
School:Mountain View HighSchool, Meridian
Teacher:Gina Lockwood
Statement:I shot this photo out while enjoying the foot hills with my family. We decided to get out and enjoy the outdoors for a little bit, rather than being stuck indoors. This photo showed a tree along one of the trails, the stuck out against the normal shrubs and bushes and captured the beauty that exists in trees.
Madison Randall

Caption:visiting Silver City
Student:Madison Randall
Grade:10
School:Kuna High School
Teacher:Travis Edwards
Statement:This is a picture I took when my family and I were visiting Silver City. This goes along with the theme a look to the forest because if you where in the house you could just LOOK TO THE FOREST.
Jenny Ooyen

Caption:Alpine firs framing the beautiful Chimney Rock
Student:Jenny Ooyen
Grade:12
School:Sandpoint High School
Teacher:John Hastings
Statement:I took this photo on the trail to Chimney Rock. I believe it relates to the theme "Look to the Forest", because the photo highlights the gorgeous landscapes revealed by the forest. I wanted to portray how the trees give way and reveal the rocky slopes and peaks like that of Chimney Rock. I love wandering through the Idaho forests to come upon places like this that appear seemingly by magic through the trees.
Zakary Moffat

Caption:Banks Idaho
Student:Zakary Moffat
Grade:10
School:Kuna High School
Teacher:Travis Edwards
Statement:I though this picture was really interesting because of the trees in the fog and the way the tree frames the picture
Zakary Moffat

Caption:last of the snow
Student:Zakary Moffat
Grade:10
School:Kuna High School
Teacher:Travis Edwards
Statement:Where winter and spring meet
Kendyl Landeck

Caption:Timeless
Student:Kendyl Landeck
Grade:11
School:Moscow Senior High School
Teacher:Susan Hodgin
Statement:Looking toward the sky, my eye catches the texture of a wind blown palm treeís rugged bark. The mystery that lies between one ridge and another intrigues my mind. The palmís rough edges and its indentations speak of gusting storms, of merciless human existence, but it stands tall, proud of what it has become, and makes you realize, that in this world of beauty, age is timeless.
Aislynn Robertson

Caption:Blue Sky
Student:Aislynn Robertson
Grade:9
School:Sandpoint High School
Teacher:N/A
Statement:When you look to the forest you see the simplest things come to serenity.
Kendyl Landeck

Caption:Reflections
Student:Kendyl Landeck
Grade:11
School:Moscow Senior High School
Teacher:Susan Hodgin
Statement:Staring into a small pool of collected rain water, blue sky sparkles in the light, green foliage brightens up the forestís solemn drone and trees bring structure to the setting. Mirror images of looming structures seem small and delicate, but, the intense nature of the forest shines when your eyes retreat from the pool and look up into a world of giants.
Aislynn Robertson

Caption:Water Fall
Student:Aislynn Robertson
Grade:9
School:Sandpoint High School
Teacher:N/A
Statement:While going through the forest it's a pleasure to see a waterfall.
Alexander Galford

Caption:It's So Pretty
Student:Alexander Galford
Grade:10
School:Kellogg High School
Teacher:N/A
Statement:I see beauty in the forest.
Alexander Pierce

Caption:Calm Snow Melt
Student:Alexander Pierce
Grade:10
School:Sandpoint High School
Teacher:BarbaraCrumb
Statement:When I look to the forest, I see a place where I can go to call down, relax and enjoy the beauty around me.
Amanda Phillips

Caption:Snowy trees and mountains in Strawberry Canyon
Student:Amanda Phillips
Grade:HS
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Mrs. Burgess
Statement:This picture means a lot to me because I rarely see trees as beautiful as this other than when winter comes. It means to me that Iíve been here for another year and despite how much I want to go back to Georgia , this place is still beautiful to me.
Tyslee Jones

Caption:Reflections from the hillside
Student:Tyslee Jones
Grade:HS
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Mrs. Burgess
Statement:This is a tree in my front yard. It is so beautiful, and I enjoy looking at it every day. To me all trees are so beautiful, and they are also so calming to look at.
Kaston Moser

Caption:A picture can say a thousand words and trees can hold a thousand memories
Student:Kaston Moser
Grade:HS
School:Preston High School, Preston
Teacher:Mrs. Burgess
Statement:This tree has been around ever since I have lived in my home. It is the tallest tree in my yard and one of the tallest in the neighborhood and it is also so much fun to play in. I think the face laughs every time I climb it because I am tickling it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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