2020 Picture Wild Montana Photo Contest

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How Do You Picture Wild Montana?

We're now taking submissions for our annual photo contest

After pouring over 600 quality photos, we’ve selected the winners of our annual Picture Wild Montana Photo Contest.

This year’s contest theme was “The Joy of the Wild.” We encouraged participants to submit photos highlighting their connection to our public lands, waters, and wildlife while also showcasing the joy of exploring Montana’s wilderness areas, state parks, national forests, wilderness study areas, and other public lands.  

Luke Duran, art director at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ “Montana Outdoors” magazine, picked the winners, and he had such a hard time choosing a top three that he chose a top five. 

2020 Winners


First Place  
One Mystery Ranch Rip Ruck 24 pack (value: $139)
One Mystery Ranch Hip Monkey pack (value: $49)
One pair of Oboz Footwear shoes/boots of your choice (value: over $100)
YETI Rambler 32-oz. stainless steel bottle (value: $49.99)
Montana Wilderness Association swag and membership
1-year subscription to Montana Outdoors Magazine and t-shirt

Second Place
One Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21 pack (value: $125)
One pair of Oboz Footwear shoes/boots of your choice (value: over $100)
Montana Wilderness Association swag and membership 

Third Place
One Mystery Ranch Market pack (value $69)
Montana Wilderness Association swag and membership

Eligibility and Judging

Photographs will be judged anonymously on the following criteria: artistic value, content, composition, originality, and technical expertise. Submissions will be judged by Luke Duran, art director at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ “Montana Outdoors” magazine. First, second, and third-place winners will be announced in early 2021. Read the full contest rules, terms, and conditions here.


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