Old Wild West
Photo Contest!

Old Wild West Photo Contest Winning Entry at Tombstone Travel Tips shows two wranglers sitting on the train tracks in a stylized way.Grand Prize Winner: A Couple of Wranglers - Watch Out!

Thanks for all the wonderful entries into our Old Wild West Contest! We've awarded our winners some cool prizes!

We've seen where they traveled, with a theme of the Old West or the Wild West! They've been to true historical towns, or a have-fun pretend towns! We've seen some dressed up in imitation of some famous Wild West character. Kinda like...

  • Big Nose Kate
  • Jesse James
  • Bass Reeves
  • Ike Clanton
  • Calamity Jane
  • Bat Masterson
It's a Photo ContestDid You Enter Our Wild West Photo Contest? The Winners List is Here!

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They Submitted Their 
Unique Old Wild West Photos!

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The Contest Has Ended! Now Here Are the Winners!


The judging process is complete. Meet Our Judges>

The initial winning entries were determined. Those entrants were contacted by email, in order of category priority, to get their response within 7 days, as noted in the rules. The Grand Prize winner responded immediately.

Unfortunately, some did not respond to their email, as required. This happened several times. So after the 7 days we moved on to the next person who achieved the next best judging points, and notified them.

There were assorted assessments calculated into the judging points, including the photo itself, the judges' opinions, the description given with the photo & title, the social response of others to the photo, & the final decisions at Tombstone Travel Tips.

Old Wild West Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner

A Couple of Wranglers - Watch Out!

Old Wild West Contest WinnersFrom Stacy of McCamey, Texas

Category: On the Ranch

1st Prize Winner

Kaden Guardin' the Ranch

Kaden, a little boy, is Guardin' the RanchFrom Stacy of McCamey, Texas

2nd Prize Winner

Ten Days to Deadwood

Five cowboys and cowgirls posing for a photo out on the prairie.From James of Carr, Colorado

Category: Cowboys and/or Cowgirls

1st Prize Winner

Playing Faro in Deadwood

Some cowboys and cowgirls at the Faro Table in Deadwood.From James of Carr, Colorado

2nd Prize Winner

The LeVans at
C.S. Fly's Photography Studio

Old West Couple at C.S. Fly's Photography Studio Re-Creation in Old Tucson.From Jon of Glendale, Arizona

There were more entries in this category than the others. We decided to give out a 3rd prize award. We also gave an Honorable Mention. Stacy from Texas had a wide variety of points in all categories - so we decided to give her an Honorable Mention Prize in this category, for the points she'd accumulated for her photo here.

3rd Prize Winner

Smokey & Slim's Cowboy Trek

Two Cowboy & Cowgirl couples take a trip to memorialize and old friend.From Smokey of Yuma, Arizona

Honorable Mention

A Couple of Wranglers -
Watch Out!

A Couple of Wranglers are sitting on an old railroad siding in West Texas - Watch Out!From Stacy of McCamey, Texas

Category: Old West Town

1st Prize Winner

In the Old West Town of Tombstone Arizona

In the Old West Town of Tombstone Arizona, a couple of cowboys are on the boardwalk in front of the Mercantile Hotel.From Shawn of Mauriceville, Texas

We Didn't Award a 2nd Prize Winner in This Category

Category: Funniest Photo

Each of our judges individually chose amongst all the photos, that which was the Funniest Photo. Assessing "funny" was per their own definition: did it amuse them, make them smile, was it ridiculous-funny, was it odd-funny, was it ironic-funny, was it weird-funny, was it out-of-place funny, etc.

I think you could tell that these photos were definitely in the definition of making them smile = so cute funny!


No Varmints Allowed!

From Stacy of McCamey, Texas

Honorable Mention

The LeVan Gang - Armed & Not Very Dangerous

From Jon of Glendale, Arizona

Category: A Few More Honorable Mentions

We felt these deserved an honorable mention award for achieving points in honorably following the rules of the contest.

From Nigel of Bristol, England 

Comin' Ta Get Ya Ike!
Mr. And Mrs. Wyatt Earp

From Donald of Clovis, New Mexico

Presenting Our Old Wild West
Photo Contest Judges

Gordon is the Owner/Proprietor of The Larian Motel. One of the best places to stay in Tombstone. He's a great host, and a wonderful supporter of the history of Tombstone. 

Gordon is the Owner of the Larian MotelGordon will meet you & check you in to the Larian.


An Actual Judge helped out: Judge Alfred Urbina, of the Judicial Court of the Pascua Yaqui Nation of Southeastern Arizona. Photography is one of his interests.

Judge Alfred UrbinaAlfred Urbina - Tribal Court Judge


The Oriental Saloon is a terrific famed spot in Tombstone. Now referred to as Wyatt Earp's Oriental Saloon, it's located on that same historic Northeast corner - 5th & Allen. We had two judges from this establishment!

Oriental Saloon Corner EntranceThe Historic Oriental Saloon, Tombstone
Oriental Saloon Proprietor R.J.Oriental Saloon Proprietor, R.J. finished judging our Photo contest. Poses in front of the bar, with Bartender Anya Sun.
World Famous Oriental Saloon Painting
The Oriental Saloon Gift Shop, with Tim as Manager.Tim, the Oriental Saloon Manager, completes his Contest photo judging tasks.


Johnny Ringo's Saloon, attached just North of the Depot Steakhouse, is where we had two volunteers! Addie is co-owner, along with her husband, Steve. Addie is there nearly every day, keeping things in order, tending bar and so much more. She generously gave her time to do a little judging for us! You've gotta drop in to see them. Get the best pizza in town at Ringo's. And some fantastic food in their Depot restaurant & steak-house.

Addie, Ringo's Bar & Depot Steak-house Co-owner evaluates photos.Addie, Co-Owner of Johnny Ringo's Bar, is Looking Over All the Pics Entered into the Old Wild West Photo Contest. Which Will She Like Best?
Laura, a wonderful Johnny Ringo's BartenderLaura is One Amazing Bartender at Ringo's! She volunteered as a Judge for our Photo Contest.


Another historic corner in Tombstone Arizona is the Northwest corner of 5th & Allen. That's where two more volunteer judges gave their time. They're from the ever famed Crystal Palace Saloon.

Meghann is the Manager at the Crystal PalaceMeghann, the Manager at the historic Crystal Palace Saloon, Made her Choices for the Old Wild West Photo Contest.
Elsa, among the best waitresses in Tombstone AZDid she choose your photo as a winner? Elsa, a superb waitress at the Crystal Palace Saloon, volunteered as a Judge for Tombstone Travel Tips' Photo Contest.


One of the more unique businesses in town gave us some volunteer judging for our Old Wild West photos. Tombstone Sarsaparilla on 4th Street is the place to try for a unique brand of refreshment!

Casey & Johnny One Dog at Tombstone SarsaparillaJohnny One Dog is the Owner of Tombstone Sarsaparilla. Casey is the CEO. They both volunteered to give their picks for the Photo Contest.
Johnny One Dog with his dog MollyJohnny One Dog & his Dog Molly! Molly wasn't one of the Judges!!


We thought of this contest when we traveled to the historic Parker Ranch in Hawaii. And we'd also checked out a Local Guest "Dude Ranch" in Tombstone, Arizona. Those trips inspired us to see what other people have done in that same basic theme.

Contest entries were allowed Up To Four different, authentically created photos. Some chose four. Some less, some only sent one. But whatever contribution anyone made - they were in the running to be a prize-winner! Some got their family and friends in on the fun. They had them get on-line to see their photos, to put in a good word, a good comment about their photo. That had some influence on the scoring.

All Had to Abide by Our
Old Wild West

Photo Contest Guidelines and Official Rules

Sign says Guidelines
Thumbs Up for following the rules

For All Guidelines & Rules, Plus All Information on Awarding of Prizes


ANY QUESTIONS? - Always remember, you can Contact Us Here>  We will respond, and try to be helpful. And remember this about any email address submitted to us:

Contest email addresses submitted here with contest entries were only used for contest purposes. We respect privacy & only needed it to contact winners for details for prize mailings. We do not use it for contact after contest completion - unless necessary or requested, for another purpose.

See How Visitors Fancied Your Terrific Photos...

Click the links below to see what visitors to this page said about the eye-popping pics submitted to the Old Wild West Photo Contest!

Ten days to Deadwood. 
We live near Cheyenne, Wyoming. My wife and I are part of the PR group for Cheyenne Frontier Days and do a bit of reenacting in Old Frontier Town. Back …

Kaden Cash and his Nana! 
My name is Stacy and Kaden Cash is my six year old grandson. When Kaden was three, his mother, who suffers from bipolar depression abandoned Kaden in …

In a Past Life.... 
Dressed up and stepped back in to history at a movie set in Mescal, Arizona.

Ike Can Run - But Earp Will Find Him! 
My brother and myself stayed in Tombstone four years ago. And we had the most fantastic, and again - did I say? It was a really wonderful experience! …

Right Where I Belong... 
We love the Old West towns and old ghost towns. We go to Arizona and one of our favorite places is Tombstone. We stay there every year. We have …

Paying tribute to an old friend 
Smokey Pickett and Montana Slim made the trek to Northern California, stopping at the Beckworth Tavern where they renewed old acquaintances and raised …

Jalapeno Harry 
I'm now 59 years of age. I live in the great Texas town of Austin. This photo was taken at the 1988 Rodeo, Houston. Over the years, I've been a Movie …

Wild hogs in Tombstone  
Went there on a motorcycle trip several times. We love Tombstone Arizona! Can you tell?

The Town Too Tough To Die 
Just an ordinary day in the “Town Too Tough To Die”, Tombstone that is. And it is the place where I have been working for the past 27 years. The Earp …

One Day In Tombstone  
Myself and a friend have dreamed about making the trek to Tombstone for many years. After some discussion we decided this would be our lucky year during …

Billy The Kid 
I live in Clovis New Mexico only about an hour away from Billy the Kid museum and grave yard. And I have a motorcycle which my wife will not ride on with …

Rawhide at Sea 
On an evening at the beach we were swimming. Then suddenly I saw this cowboy come walking towards us with his horse. I rushed out of the sea to get …

Our Skagway Alaska Experience 
We went on a cruise along the inland waterway to Alaska. One of the stops was to the old mining town of Skagway Alaska. I took this photo of the historic …

Old Wild West Photos from The Levans 
I always wanted to take an Old West Photograph but never had the opportunity. We visited Old Tucson this year and we took advantage! The gals said they …

South Dakota Vacation

  • SO REMEMBER: To be named as, and awarded a prize, and then claim the prizes, winners must respond to a confirmation e-mail sent. This confirmation sets up the method for prize delivery. Entrants must be ensured our notification emails don't end up in junk mail or spam folder! Or a winner may never know they have won. TombstoneTravelTips must receive a winner's response to the confirmation e-mail within 7 days for a winner to receive their prize. If they didn't respond, another winner is chosen.

*Family Members of Karen & William McGowan Were Not Eligible for Prizes

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