my big picture

Photo contest

  • Share your view of Medicine Hat and enter to win!
  • Grand prize of $500.00 (City of Medicine Hat gift card).
  • Monthly prizes and best-of-category prizes.
  • Your photo may appear in the final myMH plan.
  • Contest closes July 2, 2018.


  • 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.

how to enter

By entering this contest, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept the terms and conditions contained within the official contest rules (see bottom of page).



Download and complete the entry form below. Follow the directions for attaching your photo.

If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 days, please phone 403.529.8374.


Save your digital photo file on a computer media (flash drive, CD, DVD) and visit:

Planning & Development Services

City of Medicine Hat

2nd Floor, 580 1st Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB

Phone 403.529.8374

You will be asked to fill out an entry form when you submit your entry in person.

monthly winners ($50 gift card)

October-November 2017

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

December 2017

Congratulations to Jessi S., who captured this child portrait full of color and charm.

January 2018

Nice job, Robert I! Robert's long-exposure night photo of Medicine Hat's iconic Saamis Tepee and the highway is the winner of the month.

February 2018

Nothing shows the western spirit of the 'Hat like big sky, railway, coulees and cowboy boots! Bryan L.'s prairie landscape in the Ross Creek area is our winner for February.

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

March 2018

Captured in mid-leap, one of the many deer residents in the city is featured in this photo by Vanessa A. Vanessa's entry is our winner for March.

April 2018

Choosing a unique view of an iconic city structure, Mike G. is the winner for April with his striking photo of Finlay Bridge.

May 2018

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 2018 - coming soon

We're getting some awesome photo submissions! What sweet entry will win for June? Submit yours today!

general info

  1. Anyone may enter (except City of Medicine Hat employees and their household members).
  2. Photos must be a work of original material taken by the person entering the contest.
  3. Photos must be taken within the City of Medicine Hat.
  4. Photos must be JPG or PNG format (no prints), maximum 15 MB file size.
  5. Entry photos must not infringe on any copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights.
  6. Enter anytime until July 2, 2018 (contest closing date).
  7. Maximum 8 entries per person.
  8. Entrants grant the rights to the City to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of all photos entered.
  9. An entry form must be completed and a category selected for each photo entered.
  10. Judging based on creativity, technical quality and relevance to the category and to Medicine Hat in general.
  11. Prizes awarded in the form of City gift cards have no cash value but may be used for:

  • Esplanade performances
  • City utilities
  • City taxes
  • Transit passes
  • Family Leisure Centre fees
  • Swimming lessons
  • Fitness & recreation classes
  • Ice rentals
  • Gas City Campground reservations
  • Permits and inspections
  • and more

complete rules and regulations

By entering this Contest, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept the terms and conditions of the Official Contest Rules: