The prizes will be announced at the Ravalli County Museum Thursday evening in the "Ernst Peterson Photograph Montana" contest.

The over 200 photos have been on display for a month and visitors have been voting for the Peoples' Choice. That award will be presented, along with others selected by the judges, who will be there to present the ribbons and comment on the best entries.

The contest, in its 22nd year, is named for Bitterroot photographer Ernst Peterson, who documented life in Montana and captured stunning nature scenes that were included in national publications such as Life magazine and National Geographic. His personal collection is housed at the museum.

The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. March 19, during the free admission day this week at the Hamilton museum at the corner of south 3rd and Bedford.