2019 Picture Wild Montana Photo Contest

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Photo by Ryan Edwards

How Do You Picture Wild Montana?

We're now taking submissions for our annual photo contest

The theme of this year’s contest is “People and Public Lands.” MWA wants to highlight the connection that Montanans feel to our lands and waters, so participants are encouraged to submit photos that feature friends, family, or themselves enjoying Montana’s public lands. Photos should showcase the joy felt exploring our wilderness areas, state parks, national forests, wilderness study areas, and other federal, state, and local public lands.

Send us your favorite photos of the wild places and public lands that make Montana special. The contest starts at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 18th, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18th. Winners will be announced early in the new year.

Submit your photo using the form below. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for full contest details. Good luck!


First Place 
One Mystery Ranch Scree mid-size daypack
One pair of Oboz Footwear shoes/boots of your choice
Montana Wilderness Association swag and membership
1-year subscription to Montana Outdoors magazine & t-shirt

Second Place
One pair of Oboz Footwear shoes/boots of your choice
One Mystery Ranch Hip Monkey pack
Montana Wilderness Association swag and membership 

Third Place
Montana Wilderness Association swag and membership

Eligibility and Judging

Photographs and videos 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 2020.


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