Photo Contest

Attention Photographers, Participants, & Spectators!

The Big Sky State Games is holding a photo contest for the best sports/event photo of the current year, and we need your help! We are looking for photos of all types, including action shots, candids, group photos, photos of Opening Ceremonies, and shots of anything fun! Submit up to five photos, and have fun with it!

How to Submit your Top 5 Favorite Photos

To submit one or more photos (maximum of 5), simply go to our SmugMug page. Then, upload your photos. Make sure to include the name of the photographer and sport (i.e. FirstName_LastName_Sport) captured in the photo(s). After that email your contact information to


The top six photos are selected by Big Sky State Games. Then YOU will get to vote for your favorite. The winner will be announced on August 21st. Photographers of the top three photos will receive State Games medals, and will be featured on our website for the 2019 season.

2018 BSSG Photo Contest Winners

The 5th Annual Big Sky State Games Photo Contest for the 33rd Games was won by Melissa Romick Tilley of Billings for her Youth Soccer photo submission. Mark Olsen of Billings won the Silver medal for a photo submitted from Mountain Bike/Enduro. John Lamb of Billings won the Bronze medal for his Torch Lighting at Opening Ceremonies photo. The winning images will also be entered in the National Congress of State Games National Photo Contest.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest, and took the time to vote for your favorite photo. Congratulations to the winners!

Gold Winner Melissa Romick

Photo by Melissa Romick

Silver Winner Mark Olsen

Photo by Mark Olsen

Bronze Winner John Lamb

Photo by John Lamb