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

The theme of this year’s contest is “The Joy of the Wild.” MWA wants to highlight the connection that Montanans feel to our public lands, waters, and wildlife. Participants are encouraged to submit photos that feature friends, family, themselves – or even wild animals – 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 Friday, Nov. 20, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20. 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 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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