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Photo Contest

Entry Deadline: Jan. 20, 2025

Annual council event

Start shooting now for the Montana Council Annual Photo Contest. We love seeing those stunning images you’ve been making all year!

Scouts and Scout leaders of all ages are welcome to participate in our annual Photo Contest. Dig through those digital files, cameras, and cell phones and send us your best. Show off what your Scouts are doing in your community, or simply impress us with Montana’s splendid nature.

The deadline is Jan. 20, 2025.

There are prizes for the top three youth and the top three adult entries as well as one Grand Prize winner (youth or adult) – and of course, there’s “extra credit” for those showing Scouts in BSA uniform. 

Contest Guidelines

  • Photos must be made during 2024
  • Youth entries: images taken by participants 17 years old and younger
  • Adult entries: images taken by participants 18 years old and older
  • “Extra Credit” is given to those photos showing Scouts in BSA uniforms
  • Limit of three photos per person
  • Contestants agree that all subjects in the images (youth and adult) are giving consent and/or a guardian has given permission to be photographed. Images may be used in Montana Council materials including, but not limited to, social media, newspapers, printed materials, council calendar, and website.
  • Montana Council professionals and Service Centers employees are ineligible to win prizes.


Overall Grand Prize Winner (adult or youth): $75 Council Scout Shop Gift Card

1st: 50 Scout Bucks
2nd: 25 Scout Bucks
3rd: 10 Scout Bucks

1st: $50 Council Shop Gift Card
2nd: $25 Council Shop Gift Card
3rd: $10 Council Shop Gift Card

Submit entries by
Jan. 20, 2025


Photos can be submitted via email or our online form.



Email submission Guidelines

Submissions that don’t meet these guidelines can not be entertained.

  • Email submissions to
    • Please put Photo Contest in the subject line
    • One photo per email
  • Send the photo as the highest-resolution JPEG possible
  • The following information MUST be included
    • Category (youth or Adult)
    • Photographer Name
    • An Email We Can Reply To If There Are Questions
    • City & Unit
    • Image Description
    • Confirmation that image subjects have given consent to be photographed and they are aware Montana Council may use the image in marketing materials. (See above Contest Guidelines).

Online Photo Submission Form

Use the following form for photo contest submissions. * Indicates required fields. It may take a minute for the image to upload. You will receive a confirmation message once the form is submitted successfully. Questions? Email