It’s a new month and a new year so we’re starting a brand-new contest. Introducing the monthly Win the Pin contest!

Each month you’ll get the chance to compete for the unique pin of the month. All you have to do to win the pin is to upload or transcribe enough images for BillionGraves to get a spot on the leaderboard by the end of the month. Those 50 Uploaders and 50 Transcribers will be the lucky winners of that month’s pin.

We were blown away by how many new records were created in 2013 by all of our dedicated uploaders and transcribers—it was our best year yet! Let’s make 2014 even bigger and better. Will you make it your New Year’s resolution to get on the on the leaderboard each month?

How many pins can YOU win?

Here is our very first pin for the month of January:

Keep an eye on the leaderboard this month to make sure you get to win this pin. Happy BillionGraves-ing!

The Rules

-Make sure you have permission and are welcome to take pictures in your local cemetery before doing so. Remember, private cemeteries require permission of the owner before taking any pictures.
 -Winners will be announced at the end of the month on the BillionGraves blog. Prizes must be claimed by the 15th of the following month via email to qualify for shipment of prizes.
-Promotion is open to all to participate for free. Registration is required.
-More than one individual may contribute to a single account, however, the limit is one prize redemption per BillionGraves account.
-Items will ship in 6-8 weeks after contest closes for winners in the U.S. Please allow 8-12 for winners outside the U.S.
-Recipients will be required to provide a mailing address for physical items.
-All images must be uploaded/transcribed no later than midnight (GMT) on January 31, 2014.