Inspiration can strike in an instant: from a single image — a glance out the window or a double take on a place. It’s right there in an otherworldly landscape, a lonely gas station or twilight on a suburban street. Our job is to inspire filmmakers to bring their production to Utah and we’re asking for your help. Do your photos tell a story?

Submit your best shots of your favorite Utah spot and the best will be used to inspire the next wave of filmmakers at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Utah is a big state, and while we’ve traveled a lot of it, we’re guessing there are undiscovered locations ready to tell great stories.


A single photo will be selected  for the Grand Prize along with several Honorable Mentions. Winners will be announced on December 28, 2017.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for a year
  • Stand alone exhibit at the official UFC Sundance venue
  • $100 rental gift certificate from Pictureline Inc.
  • An official 2018 Sundance Credential and two film tickets
  • VIP bag and official UFC gear

Honorable Mentions will receive:

  • Photo exhibition at the UFC Sundance venue
  • UFC Gear and various prizes

Please follow requirements for proper submissions.

  • Submit unique Utah locations
  • Landscapes or structures (interior or exterior)
  • Submit up to three locations
  • Only digital files will be accepted
  • Submit only JPEG images, 6 x 6 inches (square format), 300 dpi
  • No HDR or heavy, stylized editing
  • Black and white photos are allowed

Follow these steps below to enter the contest and submit your photos. A link will be provided to upload your photos once the entry form is completed. Submissions will only be accepted using the UFC upload tool.

  1. Review the official rules
  2. Entry dates are November 1st – 30th
  3. Complete the entry/photo submission form
  4. Upload your photos

For questions about the contest, contact Kenyon Virchow by e-mail or call 801.538.8740.