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Art Contest "Famous Montana Landmarks"

Art Contest: Famous Montana Landmarks
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
4th Place

All Bitterroot Valley 9th-12th grade students are invited to participate in ATR's 'Famous Montana Landmarks' Art Contest. Artwork should depict famously recognized natural or artificial features that stand out from their environment, typically as a local symbol in an area of Montana.


  1. Drawing and sketch (charcoal, pastel, pencil, etc.)
  2. Painting (acrylic, oil, watercolor, etc.)
  3. Sculpture (clay, stone, metal, ceramic, etc.)


The top four entries in each category will receive cash prizes as follows: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $150, and 4th $100. One entry will be awarded an additional $150 for ”Best of Show.”

The schools with the most Top-3 winners will receive the following for their art program: 1st $500, 2nd $350, 3rd $250, 4th $100.

In addition, three students will win art workshops from professional artists from Artists Along the Bitterroot. Total of prizes awarded in this contest is $4,500!


Submitted artwork must be original. Entries are judged on creativity, craftsmanship, composition, and interpretation of the theme. Each piece must include an artist's statement and the title of the work. No late entries. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, held at ATR's Hamilton office on Thursday, April 11th at 5pm. Non-winning entries will be available for sale to the public during Hamilton's Culture Crawl - Art Walk on Friday, April 12th from 5-8pm.

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Winning Entries and Submissions

Sketch or Drawing

1st Place

Molly Kendall

Prayer Flags of the Garden of a Thousand Buddhas

2nd Place

Liz Varner

Sperry Chalets Past

3rd Place

Connor Harris

Lewis & Clark Caverns

4th Place

Tayonnie Holmes

St Helena's Cathedral


1st Place

Madison Conner

Shattered Trapper

2nd Place

Tiani Ertel

Glacier National Park

3rd Place

Mackenzie Jones

Reflections of Lake McDonald

4th Place

Teriaura Amt

St Mary's


1st Place

Nyree Adams

Bannack Hotel Meade

2nd Place

Alexis Vai

The Chinese Wall

3rd Place

Image Reesman

Rockie Rex

4th Place

Izzy Jessop

Blue Nose

Take a look at some of the other submissions