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Iconic Utah Film Contest

In line with David Rubenstein’s “Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories,” PBS Utah is proud to announce the Iconic Utah Film Contest and is now accepting applications and submissions. The contest is designed to give local storytellers an opportunity to get creative while using their artistic talents by way of film to describe local people, places or things in Utah that are iconic to them.

“Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories” is a production of Show of Force, DMR Productions and WETA Washington. Airing on PBS, Rubenstein examines American history through icons such as the Hollywood sign, Fenway Park and the Statue of Liberty, while diving deep into their history, meaning and story.

“PBS Utah is Utah’s storyteller because we highlight the stories of the people who live here,” said Phoebe Davenport, community engagement coordinator. “Learning about what Utahns from different communities find meaningful is not only important but essential to our mission. We want to hear voices of all ages, from all corners of the state, because everyone has a story about what they love about Utah. No story will be the same.”

The contest submission window is open through Aug. 7, 2023, at 5 p.m. Utah residents of all ages are encouraged to submit original videos that tell stories from diverse perspectives of something or someone in the state that is iconic to them.

Winners will be celebrated at a film festival at the Salt Lake City Library on Aug. 30 from 6-8:30 p.m. First, second and third place winners will receive one of three prizes based on creativity, originality and quality of their video and will also have a chance to have their film featured at the festival.

For more information about the film contest, click here.