Montana Tourism Awards

April 14 - 16, 2019

Copper King Hotel & Convention Center | Butte MT
4655 Harrison Avenue | 406.565.5001 

Montana Tourism Awards

The Montana Tourism Awards celebrate the outstanding work of the communities, businesses, organizations and people who strengthen Montana's tourism industry and thereby contribute to maximizing its economic impact for Montana residents.

And the 2019 Montana Tourism Awards finalists are...

Film Community of the Year  

Anaconda - Mickey and the Bear | Big Sky - Commercial:  Xeljanz | Butte - Tim Montana "American Thread" | Darby and Hamilton - Yellowstone | Great Falls - Facebook:  Pick, Flip and Drive | Hardin - Travel Channel Lost Gold | Livingston - Wildlife | Miles City - Special Cowboy Moments - Miles City Bucking Horse Sale | Whitefish - HGTV 2019 Dream Home 

Heritage and Cultural Tourism 

Archie Bray Foundation | Blackfoot Pathways:  Sculpture in the Wild | Kootenai Country Montana Chainsaw Carving Championship | Weekend Guide To

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Forge Your Own Path, Visit Billings | Gardiner Montana Chamber of Commerce & CVB | Glendive CVB | West Yellowstone Chamber & CVB  

Outstanding Tourism Volunteer of the Year

Active Members of Montana Ambassadors | Cycle Greater Yellowstone Crew | Halley Perry | Stephanie Sorini

Private + Public Collaboration

Milltown State Park and Multiple Private and Public Partners | The City of Shelby and the Carousel Rest Area of Shelby | The City of Whitefish and the Whitefish Legacy Partners | United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Parks, Montana Wilderness Association and multiple business partners

Tourism Ambassador of the Year

Shirley Beck | Chris Burke | Jeff Ewelt | Diane Medler | Betty Stone

The 2019 Tourism Award winners will be announced live at the awards program and banquet to be held in conjunction with the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation. A limited number of banquet tickets are available. If you plan to attend, please purchase tickets online through the Registration portal. For assistance call 406 668 0008 or email

For a list of previous winners from years 1998-2018 Click here

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