genealogy-world-photo-day-challenge“Bring out your smartphone cameras and dust-off your digital point-and-shoot! It’s time for the Genealogy Photo Challenge for World Photo Day 2014.”

That is the challenge that was issued by Denise Levenick of the Family Curator blog.

Did you know that there is a World Photo Day? Actually I’m sure many of you did as it’s been going on for a few years now. However as I’ve apparently been living under a rock,this was news to me, and I only discovered it from reading Denise’s post. Held on the 19th of August each year, this date signifies the date that back in 1839 the French government purchased the patent for the the daugerreotype process, and announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World”.

So what’s this got to do with genealogy photo day? Well as us genie’s love to give everything a genealogy twist, Denise has taken World Photo Day, mixed it with genealogy, and now issued the Genealogy Photo Challenge for World Photo Day.

Here’s what she says about submitting a photo to the challenge …

Once again, The Family Curator challenges genealogists and family historians to celebrate World Photo Day by combining the past and present in a single photograph — recreate an old photo, merge past and present Dear Photograph style, or present a Then and Now retrospective.

Participate by posting your photograph and descriptive caption on your blog or social media page. To be included in the Genealogy Photo Challenge Gallery, do any of the following no later than 6am Pacific Time, Saturday, August 23, 2014:
– send the link or photo with caption to The Family Curator
– or share your Facebook post or post your photo on The Family Curator Facebook Page

So with the deadline just days away, get your creative hats on, and take part in the Genealogy World Photo Day Challenge for 2014! For more information about World Photo Day, check out their website.

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