2014 Cover Photo Contest

Winners Selected

By Kitty Fleischman

The results of IDAHO magazine’s annual photo contest are in. The entries were many, the competition stiff, and decisions difficult.

The rules, as usual, were simple. Each photo had to depict an Idaho setting and contain at least one person, although not necessarily as the primary subject. In blind voting, judges selected their five favorite images, in numerical order. The weighted votes were then tallied.

In a future issue, you’ll see the winning shot as the cover of a print edition of IDAHO magazine. In the meantime, here are the winners online for our visitors. You also can view winners from  past years on this website, by clicking on the “Contests” tab at the top of the home page. Choose “Photo Contest” from the dropdown menu, and then click “View Gallery” in the sidebar.

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1st Place — "Esther," by Carolyn Fletcher, Boise
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2nd Place — "Early Morning Ride," by Jacque Osborn, Buhl
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3rd Place — "True Colors," by Lorie Palmer, Grangeville
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4th Place —" Moving to Water," by Rick Otto, Twin Falls
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5th Place — "A Walk to the Fishing Hole," by Ali Sharp, Meridian
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Publisher's Choice — "Sheepish 4Hers", by Lisa Daley, Pocatello
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In addition to the first-place photo appearing on a future cover of a print edition, other winners may also be published in upcoming print issues at the editors’ discretion. The overall winner receives a cash prize and each of the others gets a complementary  subscription to the magazine.

A big thank you to every entrant, and congratulations to the victors:

First place went to Carolyn Fletcher of Boise for “Esther,” a portrait of a child at a lavender farm in Nampa.

Second place was “Early Morning Ride,” a shot of a vehicle and riders parasailing over the desert, by Jacque Osborn of Buhl.

Third place was “True Colors,” a portrait of a child in tribal garb, by Lorie Palmer of Grangeville.

Fourth place went to Rick Otto of Twin Falls for “Moving to Water,” a photo of sheep being herded downhill by a rider and dog.

Fifth place, “A Walk to the Fishing Hole,” by Ali Sharp of Meridian, showed a man and child strolling along a country path.

Publisher’s Choice went to Lisa Daley of Pocatello for “Sheepish 4Hers,” which depicts youths with their sheep during a livestock show.

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