2013 Cover Photo Contest Winners

And the Winners Are . . .

Entries were plentiful and talent was apparent in IDAHO magazine’s twelfth annual Cover Photo Contest, whose winners were selected recently by a panel of judges.

The main rules are that each photo must have an Idaho setting and contain at least one person, although the person need not be the primary subject.

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First Place, Rachel A. Loomis, Mountain Girl
Second Place, Jan Evans Bowman, Husband and Daughter, Kayak and Inner Tube
Third Place, Jan Evans Bowman, Son and Friend, Jumping
Tied, Fourth Place, Dianne Buchta Humble, Catching Some Air
Tied, Fourth Place, Francisco Lozano, Rafters Party
Tied, Fourth Place, Rachel A Loomis, Sisters Wading in the Boise River
Publisher's Choice, Francisco Lozano, Petting Zoo


The first place winner, published on the cover of this issue, is “Mountain Girl,” by Rachel A. Loomis of Boise. It was taken at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area near Boise.

Second and third place prizes were both taken by Jan Evans Bowman of Woodland Hills, Calif. Her runner-up image, “Husband and Daughter, Kayak and Inner Tube,” was made at the Salmon River, near Stanley. Her third-place winner, “Son and Friend, Jumping,” was taken on the southwest shore of Redfish Lake.

Fourth place was a three-way tie. “Catching Some Air,” which depicts Brandon Humble at Lake Lowell near Nampa, was taken by Dianne Buchta Humble of Middleton.

“Rafter’s Party” was shot between Garden Valley and Lowman by Francisco Lozano of Garden Valley. “Sisters Wading in the Boise River,” another effort by Rachel A. Loomis, was taken at Veterans Park in Boise.

The Publisher’s Award this year went to “Petting Zoo,” taken at Crouch by Francisco Lozano.

Congratulations and thanks to all participants for your inspiring views of Idaho. There were some tough choices!


Kitty Delorey Fleischman

About Kitty Delorey Fleischman

Kitty Delorey Fleischman met and fell in love with a red-headed gold miner in Nome in 1979, and until then, the sum of her knowledge of Idaho was: Frank Church, Cecil Andrus, and Idaho potatoes. Moving to the Gem State in 1981 to marry the man of her dreams, her life changed, and she found the place where she'd always wanted to be. Kitty was a teacher, and she has written and photographed for United Press International, was a founder and co-publisher of the Idaho Business Review, wrote Velma Morrison's memoirs, The Bluebird Will Sing Tomorrow, and is the publisher and editor of IDAHO magazine.

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