my big picture

Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to Lily H!  Her stunning and inviting photo of historic downtown Medicine Hat best met the contest criteria and captured top prize in My Big Picture. 

more winning entries

Best of Category: Hat Folks

You can almost hear the music in this rockin' photo of local musicians at the 2017 Jazz Fest, submitted by Joan K.

Best of Category: Hat Streets

This breathtaking viewpoint from atop Scholten Hill is rarely shown, but was expertly captured in this night shot by Robert I. 

Best of Category: Hat Scapes

There's a chill in the air, but this landscape with radiating shadows in Kin Coulee Park by Bryan L. showcases winter's natural beauty.

Best of Category: Hat Youth

Look up... look waaay up! Olivia W. did, and got a great photo of the Kensington footbridge in the springtime. (14 & under category)

Best of Category: Hat Sights

Kim M. braved the elements and captured a creative perspective of Medicine Hat's iconic Finlay Bridge on a brilliant and frosty day.

Best of Category: Hat Biz

Taken by Mike G., this dramatic image of the unmistakable Corona is, all at once, beautiful, gritty and thought-provoking.

November winner

Kudos to Steven R., who snapped this stunning autumn photo of Seven Persons Creek and the surrounding coulees.

December winner

Jessi S. captured this child portrait full of color and charm, the winning photo among the entries in December.

January winner

Robert I.'s long-exposure night photo of Medicine Hat's iconic Saamis Tepee and the highway shone bright in January.

February winner

Bryan L.'s prairie landscape in the Ross Creek area was the eye-catching winner for February.

(Please note: walking on or near a railroad is not recommended)

March winner

Captured in mid-leap, one of the many deer residents in the city is featured in this photo by Vanessa A.

April winner

Choosing a "worm's eye" view of an iconic city structure, Mike G. was the winner among the April entrants, with his striking photo of Finlay Bridge.

May winner

Congratulations to Mackenzie W., who dove in and submitted the winning entry for May, with a great shot of active 'Hatters enjoying the pool at the Family Leisure Centre.

June winner

Dancing in the street! Compliments to Adam M. for his winning photo entry for June; a unique and graceful portrait captured within the 'Hat urban landscape.

Honourable mention

Summer means Medicine Hat Stampede and midway excitement! This vibrant ferris wheel image was captured by Joan K. in 2017.

Honourable mention

Shared by Deby S., this photo of a blazing prairie sunset reflected in a calm South Saskatchewan River is truly spectacular.

Honourable mention

Splish, splash! Water droplets frozen in midair are just a bonus in this charming picture of a little girl enjoying summertime in the 'Hat, captured by Dennis B.

Honourable mention

This crisp and dazzling image of Finlay Bridge and City Hall paired with a dramatic evening sky was submitted by Lily H.

Honourable mention

Where is that? Its the top of the downtown parkade at Jazz Fest, of course! The party vibe surges in this fun-filled photo from Joan K.

Honourable mention

Often photographed, but rarely with such style and energy, Bryan L.'s image of the City Hall entrance is one to remember.

Honourable mention

The Saamis Tepee is in striking silhouette against an impressive molten sky in this eye-catcher from Craig S.

Honourable mention

Finding beauty in unlikely spaces is a prized photography skill, which Olivia W. shows in this photo of an overlooked nook of Medalta Potteries.

Honourable mention

Adam M.'s creative eye is evident in this expressive image of a dancer, who appears as though she is magically suspended.

Honourable mention

A sunflower that's over 9 feet tall? To be expected in Canada's sunniest city! Dwayne M. captured a moment of measure to treasure.

Honourable mention

Who could resist those eyes? Dwayne M.receives a much-deserved Honourable Mention for this hypnotizing image of a fawn resting in Muir Crescent Park.

Honourable mention

Randy Y. captured this captivating closeup of a yellow-headed blackbird in the Southlands storm pond area. Tweets, anyone?

Honourable mention

The shiny new entrance of the Medicine Hat Mall shimmers in front of a moody cobalt sky, in this photo submitted by Lily H.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

There were hundreds of entrants in My Big Picture. A Special thanks to everyone who took the time to share their photos. You're awesome!

contest is closed


A big thank you to all the 'Hatters who shared their vision of Medicine Hat and entered their photos in My Big Picture. The talent, creativity and enthusiasm in this community is outstanding, and we were wowed and humbled by the photo entries we received.

- the myMH team


  • Hat Streets   Theme: urban landscape, architecture.
  • Hat Scapes   Theme: natural environment, parks, wildlife.
  • Hat Folks   Theme: People, events, pets.
  • Hat Biz   Theme: Business, industry, commerce.
  • Hat Sights   Theme: Iconic symbols and places.
  • Hat Youth   Entrants 14 yrs and under; any theme.