Sobbing and screaming really is not something Missoula's newest moms attempt to provoke from their children.

However, in our Crying Babies of Missoula photo contest, that is precisely the name of the game.

Eager local mothers (and fathers) uploaded hundreds of photos for this event, where family members and friends were on hand to encourage the tykes into a maddened state of insanity.

The baby who received the most votes during our seven-week contest won the grand prize: two pairs of concert tickets to a local Zoo FM show of their choice, and a photo session from Journey's Photography.

After weeks of pouring through submissions and votes we are now pleased to announce the top three, along with the winner! Without further ado, here are the best Crying Babies of Missoula.