The 22nd annual Ernst Peterson "Photograph Montana" contest deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Ravalli County Museum.

The popular contest receives hundreds of entries each year and they will be displayed at the Hamilton museum, starting February 12 at 6 p.m.

The entries must be from either Montana, Glacier National Park or Yellowstone National Park. There are categories for adults and children, amateur and professional. The categories and rules are on the museum's website or you can pick up an entry form at the Ravalli County Museum, corner of South 3rd and Bedford.

The public is invited to vote for their favorites. The panel of judges will have their awards ceremony March 19 at 6 p.m.

The contest is named for the late Ernst Peterson, a prolific photographer whose photos appeared in national media in the 50s and 60s. His landscape photos appeared first in National Geographic, and then in other magazines such as Colliers and Saturday Evening Post. His work also appeared on numerous calendars, postcards and advertisements. Most of his best photos were black-and-white. Some of those were hand-tinted. One of those tinting kits will be on display during the contest exhibit.

The museum is the repository for the Peterson photograph collection and archives.