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RootsTech 2018 Photo + Story Competition

UPDATED. A good photo tells a good story. And behind every good photo and story is a photographer who recognized the moment the two had come together and snapped the shutter. RootsTech 2018 is sponsoring a photo+story competition that will highlight the best in several categories, with the winners being awarded prizes from Canon and Dell. The deadline for entries is January 19, 2018. For more information, go to

A first-of-its-kind addition to the annual family history extravaganza, this contest also complements the visit of Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton. Recognized worldwide for his revealing photographs of everyday people and their stories, Stanton will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech, held at the Salt Palace February 28 to March 1. His personal glimpse into the lives of ordinary people in New York has set a standard for quality photo stories.

The RootsTech 2018 Photo+Story competition is soliciting photos and stories in 4 categories: Connect, Belong, Family, and Heritage. The objective is to use the power of both photo and story to share, persuade, inform, inspire, connect, and belong, 

Entrants can submit one photo and story in each of the categories. Entrants must be at least 18 to apply. No professional qualification, licenses, certificates, or certification is required. Go to for contest entry details.

Selected entries will be notified by January 30, 2018, with more information on their intent to exhibit.  

About RootsTech

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.

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The deadline I’m seeing says January 19 2018. I’m having problems with the website though, I was only able to to use the web form for one submission.
RootsTech 2018 Photo & Story Competition has two deadlines: Decembmer 29th ( and December 31st.