This is Utah

Written By Debra Vago

The Utah Film Commission kicked off the month of November with a nation-wide search for talent. A new initiative, aptly named ‘This is Utah’, was launched to find talented photographers to showcase the state’s beauty and diversity.

With winning submissions set to exhibit at the Film Commission’s venue at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018, photographers were challenged to share location shots capable of inspiring filmmakers to bring their productions to Utah.

And as the contest launched, the submissions came rolling in. From red rock and never-ending trails, to serene water and snow-capped mountains, the below snapshot of submissions gives a glimpse into the wonder of Utah’s many majestic locations.

If you’re still looking to enter the ‘This is Utah’ contest, you have until the end of the month to share a snapshot of what Utah means to you. Entries will be accepted throughout the month of November. Visit to register and submit photographs.

A Grand Prize Winner will be selected and receive VIP prizes, including a one-year subscription for Adobe’s Creative Cloud, a gift certificate for equipment rentals from Salt Lake City’s Pictureline, and official Sundance Film Festival credential and film tickets.

Image Credits:

Powder Mountain, Vanessa Adams

Dirty Devil, Christopher Hagedorn

The Great Salt Lake, Dustin Crump

Stove Canyon Puddles, Max Gans

Moab Reflection, Andrew Motter

Debra Vago is a publicist, writer and film enthusiast. She resides in Salt Lake City, having relocated from London, England.

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