Utah Veterans Photo Gallery

vet photo gallery


Utah is home to over 150,000 veterans.  While each veteran has their own unique experience in serving our country, our appreciation for their service is universal.  As we approach Veterans Day on November 11, I am creating a photo gallery display in my Senate office memorializing the service of Utah’s veterans.  If you are one of the brave Americans who has served or is serving, or if you are the friend or family member of a veteran - you are invited to share a photograph on Instagram that captures their commitment to country and their willingness to sacrifice. (Photos may be historical from their period of active duty or a present day picture showcasing their spirit, pride, honor and legacy.)

Please help me remember and honor those who have stood tall for freedom and inspire the next generation of Americans to do the same.

--Senator Mike Lee

How to Participate

Based on the number of submissions, photographs will be arranged in a gallery in Senator Mike Lee’s DC and Utah offices, so that those who visit these office can reflect on the great sacrifice made by our veterans.  Here is how you can participate in this event:

  1. Share your photo that highlights a veteran’s service on Instagram using this tag: #HonorUtahVeterans
  2. We will select at least one photo for the gallery from each user who submits a photo using the designated hashtag.
  3. If you don’t use Instagram, you can send an electronic version of your photograph to photo_contest@lee.senate.gov.  Photos that are submitted this way will be shared on Senator Lee’s Instagram account at the discretion of Senator Lee’s office.
  4. It is not required, but we recommend that you follow @SenMikeLee on Instagram for updates related to the Utah veteran photo gallery.
  5. On November 11 the gallery will be displayed in the offices of Senator Lee, and entrants will be notified.
  6. The Submission period begins on 9/17/2014 and ends on 11/07/2014.
  7. For official rules, visit www.lee.senate.gov/UTVETMIL
  8. Entrants will also have the opportunity to share a story related to their submission on a form located at www.lee.senate.gov/UTVETMIL.  Stories submitted through this form will be added to the Congressional Record on the first day that Congress is in session following Veterans Day.
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#HonorUtahVeterans Official Rules

Official Rules

This event is open to all who would like to enter.  The contest begins when the announcement is posted from Senator Mike Lee’s Instagram account.  The contest ends on November 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. MT. 

Format/Submission Guidelines

Photographs can be submitted by posting them to an Instagram account and tagging the photos with the hashtag #HonorUtahVeterans.  Senator Lee's office will use the publicly available Instagram photo files for the display.


All entries must be original work of photographer.  Entrant must solely own the copyright of any image.  Submission of the photo is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.

Number of Entries

An individual may submit as many photos as they would like, but only one photo per entrant will be considered to be displayed in Senator Lee’s office. 


Since photos will be displayed in Senator Lee’s office, all photos must be appropriate and adhere to the following guidelines: Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will be disqualified.  The Office of Senator Lee retains sole discretion as to what constitutes appropriate content.  Photos that contain recognizable people will also not be considered.

Ownership Use Rights

Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs.  By submitting photos, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the www.lee.senate.gov website without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree that the photos can be displayed in printed form in any of the offices of Senator Lee or in any area of the website and any of the Senator’s other digital media pages including Instagram, E-newsletter, Facebook page, Twitter account, and Youtube channel.  Photos will be credited to the photographer named in their instagram account.  Entries will never be used for advertising or sale.  If ownership of a photograph is contested, the Office of Senator Lee retains discretion to disqualify that photograph and discontinue use of the photograph.

Selected Photos

Those whose photos have been selected for display will be notified approximately 1-3 weeks after the event deadline through their Instagram account. 

Additional Terms and Conditions  

The Office of Senator Lee is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions, or network connections that are human or technical in nature.  The Office of Senator Lee reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this event without notice. Void where prohibited.  The Office of Senator Lee is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions are final.

Your submission to the gallery constitutes your consent to enter and abide by the Official Contest Rules.  By participating in the submission event you agree to release and hold harmless the Office of Senator Lee and its staff from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this event, including infringement of intellectual property rights.  The Office of Senator Lee and its staff assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this event.