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Lincoln County Photo Contest

The Yaak Valley Forest Council holds the annual Lincoln County Photo Contest to raise awareness for wild places and strengthen community connections through wild experiences. Beginning in 2014, the contest has brought together photographers of all skill levels submitting hundreds of entries that all demonstrate what makes the Yaak and greater Kootenai Forest area so special. We encourage all participants to submit photos that capture the beauty and uniqueness of the wild and remote Yaak area, as well as inspire compassion for our public lands. Contest winners receive a cash prize and will be recognized in YVFC newsletters, emails, and across our social media channels, while all finalists will be featured on our website.

If you would like to participate in this year’s photo contest, keep an eye on this page for more details and dates for submitting entries.

2016 Lincoln County Photo Contest Gathering
2016 showing of contest finalists and winners at RAW Art Gallery in Troy, Montana.
Submissions are closed for the 2023 Lincoln County Photo Contest, the winners and date of the awards ceremony will be announced soon.

2022 Finalists

2022 Photo Contest - Grand Prize Winner - Abijah Coblentz

2022 Grand Prize Winner

Abijah Coblentz
2022 Photo Contest - Black & White Winner - Jesse Gateley

Black & White

Jesse Gateley
2022 Photo Contest - People in Nature Winner - Abijah Coblentz

People in Nature

Abijah Coblentz
2022 Photo Contest - Wildlife Winner - James Moody

Wildlife

James Moody

2021 Finalists

2021 Photo Contest - Grand Prize Winner - Amanda Reinmiller

2021 Grand Prize Winner

Amanda Reinmiller
2021 Photo Contest - Black & White Winner - Mary Geer

Black & White

Mary Geer
2021 Photo Contest - People in Nature Winner - Mary Geer

People in Nature

Mary Geer
2021 Photo Contest - Wildlife Winner - Mary Geer

Wildlife

Mary Geer

2019 Finalists

2019 Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner - Keith Taylor

2019 Grand Prize Winner

Keith Taylor
2019 Photo Contest - Black & White Winner - Keith Taylor

Black & White

Keith Taylor

2018 Finalists

2018 Photo Contest - Grand Prize Winner - Grant Golden

2018 Grand Prize Winner

Grant Golden
2018 Photo Contest - Black & White Winner - Chris Balboni

Black & White

Chris Balboni
2018 Photo Contest - People in Nature Winner - Jake Mertes

People in Nature

Jake Mertes
2018 Photo Contest - Wildlife Winner - Angie Holly

Wildlife

Angie Holly

Landscape

Grant Golden

2017 Finalists

2017 Photo Contest - Grand Prize Winner - Grant Golden

2017 Grand Prize Winner

Grant Golden
2017 Photo Contest - Wildlife Winner - Chris Desorcy

Black & White / Wildlife

Chris Desorcy
2017 Photo Contest - People in Nature Winner - Grant Golden

People in Nature

Grant Golden
2017 Photo Contest - Landscape - Roxanne Escudero

Landscape

Roxanne Escudero

2016 Finalists

2016 Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner - Patricia Dye

2016 Grand Prize Winner

Patricia Dye
2016 Photo Contest - People in Nature Winner - Anthony South

People in Nature

Anthony South
2016 Photo Contest - Wildlife Winner - Anthony South

Wildlife

Anthony South

2015 Finalists

2015 Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner - Jack Townsend

2015 Grand Prize Winner

Jack Townsend
2015 Photo Contest - Landscape Winner - Anthony South

Landscape

Anthony South
2015 Photo Contest - People in Nature Winner - Grant Golden

People in Nature

Grant Golden
2015 Photo Contest - Wildlife Winner - Svetlana Harper

Wildlife

Svetlana Harper

2014 Finalists

2014 Photo Contest - Grand Prize Winner - Chris Balboni

2014 Grand Prize Winner

Chris Balboni