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Oct 23 2013

MWA announces 2013 photo contest winners

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HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Wilderness Association is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Picture Wild Montana photo contest.

 

The contest drew nearly 1,000 photos from photographers of all ages and skills. MWA gleaned the very best photos submitted in seven different categories: Montana’s Wild Rocky Mountain Front, Wild Northwestern Montana, Wilderness Families and Kids, Wild Eastern Montana, Montana Wildlife, Montana Wildflowers, and Montana's Wilderness History/Heritage, and awarded more than $1,000 in prizes.

The contest has a panel of judges plus an online popular vote, which saw a huge rise in participation this year, jumping from 2,100 votes cast in 2012 to 10,600 votes in 2013. Some 3,000 of those votes went to Choteau participant Emily Stott, whose photo “Freedom” won the overall popular vote.

Thank you again to all photo contest participants, judges, and sponsors—your support and generosity make this contest possible.

MWA congratulates the winners:

 

Overall Winners, Judged

 
First Place

Gail Moser, Helena, MT
Rocky Mountain Front Morning

 

 
Second Place

Mary Olsen, Columbia Falls, MT
Reflections of the Front

Third Place

Chloe Nostrant, Big Sky, MT
First Snow in Hunting Camp

 

Overall Winners, Popular Vote

 
First Place

Emily Stott, Choteau, MT
Freedom

 
Second Place

Sadie Ackerson, Livingston, MT
Peeking Through the Clouds

Third Place

Daniel Perbil, Great Falls, MT
Christmas Geese

 

Overall Winners, Judged, K-8

 
First Place

Sarah Cherry, Great Falls, MT
Breaking Winter's Grip

 
Second Place

Sarah Cherry, Great Falls, MT
Circle of Life

Third Place

Brett Puckel, Springfield, IL
Repeating Pronghorn

 

Montana’s Wild Rocky Mountain Front, Judged

 
First Place

Gail Moser, Helena, MT
Rocky Mountain Front Morning

 
Second Place

Mary Olsen, Columbia Falls, MT
Reflections of the Front

Third Place

Patsy Vargo, Great Falls, MT
Blooming Arrowleaf

 

Montana’s Wild Rocky Mountain Front, Popular Vote

 
First Place

Adam Pehl, Great Falls, MT
Beauty of Avalanche Gorge

 
Second Place

Jason Orzechowski, Helena, MT
Elkhorn Sky

Third Place

Elaine Warn, Bozeman, MT
Edith Lake Sunset

 

Wild Northwest Montana, Judged

 
First Place

Randy Holm, Polson, MT
Serenity in the Missions

 
Second Place

Marcel Huijser, Missoula, MT
Bull Elk

 
Third Place

Dexter Hale, Great Falls, MT
Mission Moon

 

Wild Northwest Montana, Popular Vote

 
First Place

Emily Stott, Choteau, MT
Freedom

 
Second Place

Emily Epperson, Helena, MT
Autumn Awakening at Logan Pass

Third Place

Brett Puckel, Springfield, IL
Big Sky Sunset

 

Wilderness Families and Kids, Judged

 
First Place

Bob Giltrap, Great Falls, MT
Nothing Says MT Wilderness Like a Sunset and a Horse

 
Second Place

Dee Andersen, Missoula, MT
Crow Dam Sunset

Third Place

Megan Green, Hilger, MT
Pack Trip into the Bob Marshall

 

Wilderness Families and Kids, Popular Vote

 
First Place

Joleen Frey, Sun River, MT
Catching Tadpoles

 
Second Place

Megan Green, Hilger, MT
Pack Trip into the Bob Marshall

Third Place

Ashley Wiensch, Helena, MT
Looking Up to Mom

 

Wild Eastern Montana, Judged

 
First Place

Dexter Hale, Great Falls, MT
Sandstone Sculpture

 
Second Place

Erin Clark, Missoula, MT
Square Butte Skyline

Third Place

Nicholas Hopkins, Helena, MT
Twelve Mile Creek

 

Wild Eastern Montana, Popular Vote

 
First Place

Sadie Ackerson, Livingston, MT
Peeking Through the Clouds

 
Second Place

Arnold Weissberg, New York, NY
Range and Cattle

Third Place

Amanda Page, Watford City, ND
Evening Antelope

 

Montana Wildlife, Judged

 
First Place

Daniel Perbil, Great Falls, MT
Christmas Geese

 
Second Place

Beau Johnston, Casper, WY
Eagle Eye

Third Place

Debra Schwartznau, Huson, MT
Snowy Winter

 

Montana Wildlife, Popular Vote

 
First Place

Daniel Perbil, Great Falls, MT
Christmas Geese

 
Second Place

Adam Pehl, Great Falls, MT
Snake in the Grass

Third Place

Lily Anne Barone, Bozeman, MT
Fawn in Tall Grass

 

Montana Wildflowers, Judged

 
First Place

Jacqueline Carlson, Butte, MT
Dew on a Lily

 
Second Place

Richard Ostrem, Kalispell, MT
Wildflowers at Logan

Third Place

Dee Linnell Blank, Whitefish, MT
Fairy Slippers

 

Montana Wildflowers, Popular Vote

 
First Place

David Charles, Bozeman, MT
Painting

 
Second Place

Peta Compton, Helena, MT
Wildlife on a Wildflower

Third Place

Cindy Arnold, Great Falls, MT
Wild Violets

 

Montana's Wilderness History/Heritage, Judged

 
First Place

Chloe Nostrant, Big Sky, MT
First Snow in Hunting Camp

 
Second Place

Linda Sentz, Choteau, MT
1983, Fifty Years in the Bob

Third Place

Linda Sentz, Choteau, MT
1972, Snow Survey, Wrong Creek Cabin

 

Montana's Wilderness History/Heritage, Popular Vote

 
First Place

Lesa Grindeland, Helena, MT
No One Home

 
Second Place

Eric Visocan, Raynesford, MT
Belt Creek—Through the Old Mines of the Little Belt Mountains

Third Place

Jesse Woodward, Helena, MT
Oro Fields