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Jan 23 2019

Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Picture Wild Montana Photo Contest

Kevin League of Helena takes the top prize

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We received over 1,100 photos for the 2018 Picture Wild Montana Photo Contest, but after weeks of careful examination, we're proud to announce the winners of of this year's edition. We received submissions from every corner of the state, and narrowing them down to the final three was quite a task.

Judging was conducted by Luke Duran, art director at Montana Outdoors magazine. The grand prize winner received a prize package from Helena- and Billings-based The Base Camp, Red Lodge-based Crazy Creek, and bear spray from Kalispell-based Counter Assault. Second place winners received gear from Bozeman’s Oboz Footwear, Crazy Creek, and Counter Assault, while third place winners received prizes from Crazy Creek, Counter Assault, and Yeti. All winners also received a membership to Montana Wilderness Association. 

First Place

Kevin LeagueSwan Peak and the Bob Marshall

Swiftcurrent Falls on a Smoky Morning

The grand prize was captured by Kevin League of Helena for his photo overlooking Swan Peak and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.


Second Place

Carol Fowler, Unnamed River in Autumn

Second place photo by Carol Fowler

Second place went to Carol Fowler of Seeley Lake for a beautifully composed shot of an unnamed river in autumn.


Third Place

Kelly Wicks, Sunset over the Terry Badlands

Third place photo by Kelly Wicks

Glendive’s Kelly Wicks won third place for his photo of sunset over the Terry Badlands Wilderness Study Area.

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who submitted photos to the contest. Your entries are powerful reminders of why Montana’s wild places are so special. We’d also like the thank the partners whose support helps make the contest possible. 

We’ll be announcing the 2019 contest in the fall, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for updates!

- Alex Blackmer, MWA communications coordinator