Save Your Photos Month

Save Your Photos Month

The Save Your Photos initiative is a public service outreach campaign developed by The Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) to teach individuals how they can preserve life’s irreplaceable photos, videos, and documents, in the event of unforeseen accident or disaster.

Every year during the month of September, photo organizers, companies, and retailers work together to raise awareness and educate the public about the benefits of safeguarding their photos. Participation ranges from social media sharing, online classes, local presentations, weekend retreats and community scanning events. This month-long initiative culminates on the last Saturday of September known as International Save Your Photos Day.

Get Involved

Your participation is a great way to increase your professional visibility in your local and online communities. We encourage 100% participation from our member community which can be as simple as promoting our campaign on social media and spreading the word. Want to play a larger role? Consider hosting an event or volunteering as a helper or speaker at an event in your area. Take a moment to review various ways you can participate and choose the options that are right for you.

2017 Campaign

Visit our campaign website for more details and add your name to our notification list to receive updates. During the month of September, we'll be conducting a live webinar several times throughout the month. These webinars are education and will include best practices for organizing digital and printed photos, scanning, backup solutions, converting outdated media and ways to share and tell your story. We will also encourage participants to reach out to their local photo organizers for assistance, thus building connections for you. 

If you don't plan to hold an event you can support our campaign by inviting your clients to attend a webinar or you can promote attendance through social media.

Social Media

Follow our social media channels and make a commitment to re-post and share our blog, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts to your online community. Visit for links. Use our official hashtag #saveyourphotos

Host an Event

Organize an event on Save Your Photos Day or any other day during September. Local events in your community are a great way to gather people together for a common purpose while positioning you as an expert. You could partner with other photo organizers and local businesses to help increase your reach while sharing the workload. We have provided an event kit in the file library below which contains an event guide to give you ideas about the type of events you could offer.

Your Event Kit contains:

  • A ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation in two sizes (4:3 and 16:9) complete with presentation notes. You’ll be able to alter text and add your own branding to this power point.

  • A PowerPoint template with SYP branding for you to create your own presentation, in two sizes (4:3 and 16:9). Want more flexibility with your presentation? Use our presentation for inspiration and create your own presentation with your own photos and agenda.

  • An Event Guide offering you tips and resources for organizing your event complete with a checklist.

  • A press release to help you promote your event locally.

Share Ideas

We have added a Forum for your ongoing discussions about Save Your Photos Month. Share ideas, photos, files and experiences as you plan and execute your events. Visit Forum here


Register Your Event 

We'll advertise your event on our online event calendar. In order to submit your Save Your Photos Month events, please use the following protocol. We will start adding events to the map and calendar on August 1, 2017.

  1. Go to and fill out a form for EACH event you are having.
  2. Please allow at least 72 hours for your event to be posted. The system we use requires each event to be entered manually.
  3. After your event has been posted, please review the listing for accuracy.
  4. If you need to make a change after submitting your event, please email the relevant information to Andi Willis at andi.willis (at)



Our Sponsors


We appreciate the financial support of the following companies and organizations who believe in our mission to educate the public about the importance of safeguarding their precious memories.




2017 Save Your Photos Logos

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Save_your_photos-horizontal.eps EPS (1.69 MB) Administration 6/6/2016
Save_your_photos-horizontal.png PNG (153.72 KB) Administration 6/6/2016
SAVE_YOUR_PHOTOS_stacked..eps EPS (3.5 MB) Administration 6/6/2016
SAVE_YOUR_PHOTOS_stacked..png PNG (239.12 KB) Administration 6/6/2016

2017 Save Your Photos Month Event Kit

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
APPO Press Release Hurricane Response PDF (459.71 KB) Administration 9/14/2017
2017-SYPD Presentation WIDE.pptx PPTX (19.07 MB) Administration 7/27/2017
2017SYPD Presentation Wide-Blank.pptx PPTX (62.31 KB) Administration 7/27/2017
2017 SYPD Presentation.pptx PPTX (9.98 MB) Administration 7/27/2017
2017 SYPD Presentation-BLANK.pptx PPTX (52.41 KB) Administration 7/27/2017
Event Guide.pdf PDF (331.38 KB) Administration 7/27/2017
2017 SYPD Presentation Notes.pdf PDF (13.24 MB) Administration 7/27/2017
2017_SYPD_Press_Release.docx DOCX (263.02 KB) Administration 7/27/2017

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