Bank of Utah photo contest invites shutterbugs to capture the state’s scenic beauty, win $500 – St George News

Buckskin Gulch by Mattalynn Mason, first-place winner in the 2021 “My Utah” photo contest | Photo courtesy of Bank of Utah, St George News / Cedar City News

CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — The locally owned and operated Bank of Utah is inviting Utahns to enter original color photos of their favorite Utah landscapes, and their friends and family enjoying those landscapes, in the bank’s third annual “My Utah” photo contest running through Sept. 6.

Capitol Reef by Rachel Ross, second-place winner in the 2021 “My Utah” photo contest | Photo courtesy of Bank of Utah, St George News / Cedar City News

The first-place winner will receive $500, and the winning photo will be featured on an electronic billboard. The second- and third-place winners will receive $300 and $200, respectively. The top three photos, plus nine runners-up, will be showcased in the bank’s annual promotional calendar. All photos may have the opportunity to be highlighted in other Bank of Utah advertising and marketing as well.

“At Bank of Utah we say, ‘Together, we are Utah,’ and what better way to show that than with photos of Utah and Utahns enjoying the state together?” said Douglas L. DeFries, the bank’s president. “Our state has an amazing variety of scenic landscapes – majestic mountains with glassy lakes, breathtaking whitewater rapids, deserts in bloom, red rock towers and pink sand dunes. We love to get out and hike, bike, ride, boat, raft and climb in those landscapes. We can’t wait to see Utah’s natural wonders and beauty through your perspective!”

Utahns age 18 and older are encouraged to post their original color photos of Utah landscapes and/or people enjoying Utah landscapes on Bank of Utah’s gallery page through Sept. 6. Photos may be in vertical or horizontal orientation. JPEG format is preferred, and photos must be 300 dpi minimum.

Photos should not be significantly altered or include properties or structures owned by a third party. Individuals may enter up to three photos. For a complete list of rules and to enter photos, click here.

“It is our privilege to share these beautiful photos taken by talented people from communities across our state,” said Roger Christensen, senior vice president of marketing, communications and business development for Bank of Utah. “As a community bank, we want to keep our neighbors involved with the bank and provide a way for them to share their talents for all to see. We have had such a great response in previous years, and we plan to make this a tradition for years to come.”

Winners will be announced Sept. 16. For contest updates, find Bank of Utah and #MyUtah on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Bank of Utah

Whatever your Utah is, Bank of Utah provides all the financial tools and guidance you need to achieve your business and personal financial goals. Celebrating its 70th year in 2022, Bank of Utah was established in 1952 in Ogden by the Frank M. Browning family. The bank has since grown to 400 employees and over $2 billion in assets.

Pfeifferhorn Peak by Taylor Dalton, first-place winner in the 2020 “My Utah” photo contest | Photo courtesy of Bank of Utah, St George News / Cedar City News

“We are a community bank that is built on the principle of getting involved with our customers, just like this photo contest,” Christensen said. “We actively engage with our customers to help them with all of their financial needs and also have fun along the way.”

Bank of Utah is one of the top banks in the United States, ranking in the top 11% for total assets, the top 7% for net income and the top 2% for return on assets. With the personal touch of a community bank, Bank of Utah answers your calls, greets you in person and offers the most up-to-date online and mobile banking innovations. The bank has 18 full-service branches throughout the state, trust teams in Ogden and Salt Lake City and mortgage offices in Logan, Price and St. George.

Offering business and personal banking, mortgage and commercial lending and trust services, Bank of Utah is dedicated to helping our neighbors and local businesses thrive, now and for years to come. Together, we are Utah. For more information, call 801-409-5000 or visit


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