Photo Caption Contest

Banjo Cat and Archives and Special Collections would like to thank everyone for a wonderful Archives Photo Caption Contest. With over 90 submissions, the judges had a difficult time picking their favorites. Thank you to our judges—one from each brewery and the archives—and to Highlander Brewery, Draught Works Brewery, Great Burn Brewing, and Montgomery Distillery for partnering with us. Their hospitality and commitment to community is greatly appreciated. Also, thanks to Draught Works for hosting the announcement of the winners.

Below are the winning captions as well as three honorable mentions for each photo.

Photo 1

A woman holds a car door for a man holding a deer

Winner

This is the last time I'm picking you two up from the brewery!

Runner-up

George had always adopted stray dogs. But after seeing "Bambie," things got way out of hand.

Runner-up

Bill tried to woo Beatrice with fresh meat but the courtship ended when his gracious gift pooped on her shoes.

Runner-up

One of the first recorded instances of tourists "rescuing" wildlife in Yellowstone.

Photo 2

A young child pets a bear cub

Winner

Some of us are just born Griz fans…

Runner-up

Seth Bodnar circa 1983 with his pet grizzly bear Monte. From a young age, Seth knew he was destined to be a University of Montana Grizzly.

Runner-up

Pictured: Local wildlife meets bear.

Runner-up

Adorable cub mauled by hideous baby.

 Photo 3

Man in bathing suit holding a camera and standing next to a woman

Winner

When she says she doesn't drink beer.

Runner-up

Don't take my Kodachrome away.

Runner-up

Jack instantly regretted saying anything bad about Rosie the Rivetter.

Runner-up

 Liz Taylor knees the paparazzi while sunbathing on Flathead Lake.

 Photo 4

Group of people at the beach. Two men in bathing gear doing headstands.

 Winner

Hold my beer. Watch this!

Runner-up

When the ladies stop for happy hour BEFORE synchronized swimming lessons.

Runner-up

A professor at Montana State encouraged students to use their heads.

Runner-up

Montana mating rituals haven't changed much over the years