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Moments in Time: What is Home Photography Contest

In conjunction with Our America: Documentaries in Dialogue
and POV’s documentary, Portraits & Dreams
Blue Ridge PBS is proud to present our photo contest,
“Moments in Time: What is Home?”

Categories: Youth (under age 18) and Adult (18 and over)

There will be Shutterfly gift card prizes for first, second, and third place
along with some other fun SWAG!
Plus, we may show your photos on air and online.


  • Photos submitted must be original work. This means the photos must be taken by you.
  • Photographer must live in the Blue Ridge PBS service area.
  • There is no entry fee for this competition.
  • Photographers of the winning photos grant Blue Ridge PBS the right to use the photos on our air, or other electronic media outlets as the winning photos. Permission is granted upon entry of the contest for publishing to Blue Ridge PBS website, The photographers retain all rights and copyrights of their own work. (We don’t own your stuff.)
  • Upon submission, photographers grant Blue Ridge PBS the right to show the photo along with our partners in this contest. The photographers retain all rights and copyrights of their own work. (We still don’t own your stuff.)
  • Multiple entries to this contest are allowed. If submitting multiple photos, there is a 2-photo max per photographer.
  • Entry is taken as acceptance of ALL these guidelines and rules.

All photographers are welcome to enter regardless of race, religion, political views or location within the Blue Ridge PBS service area. (Coverage area includes all of Southwest Virginia.)

Submission instructions:

Please email the following to

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Category you are entering (youth or adult)
  • A brief description of your entry
  • Attach digital photo. We cannot accept files larger than 20 MB.

Entries will be accepted December 8 - January 5 at 5pm.

Winners will be announced in January 2021 on the Blue Ridge PBS website and across social media.

We look forward to seeing what your idea of home is!

About POV
The award-winning POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) series is the longest-running showcase on television to feature the work of America's best contemporary-issue independent filmmakers.

About Portraits and Dreams
Former Kentucky schoolchildren reflect on visionary photos they took in the 1970s and revisit the place where the photos were made. They look back at the lives they have led since then and the linkage of personal memory to the passage of time.

images from Portraits and Dreams