The WGBH Lab Launches The Antiques Roadshow Open Call

Hey WGBH Lab Friends,

Happy New Year! As you start to put all the holiday decorations away, we want you to start taking a closer look at those old items sitting around.

We all have them, sitting in the attic or closet, passed down by a cousin’s cousin, estranged fathers, or a mothers, sister’s brother.

We hold on to them because they are a part of our family and because, we hope to someday pass them along to younger generations – even if all they become is trendy décor, or dust collectors. And we all hope that their history will someday tell a story.

We’re ready to hear it.

Does it make you laugh? Cry? Who gave you the piece, and what did they tell you about it? Whatever the details, The WGBH Lab, in partnership with PBS’s own Antiques Roadshow, wants to see your item and hear its story. Showcase your piece in an original home movie or creative short film, no longer than 2 minutes. Be unique, and fun with your antique and its story. We want your video to dazzle our audience, and us as well.

Your reward? – How about a pair of tickets to a live taping of Antiques Roadshow this summer?

From now, until the end of May, we will be awarding 3 video submissions with a pair of VIP tickets to attend a live taping of an Antiques Roadshow appraisal event.

Additionally, your video could be chosen by Antiques Roadshow for national broadcast at a later date, to be featured on their website, or chosen as a stand alone video short to be aired on PBS stations nationwide!

Take a moment to visit us at: The Antiques Roadshow Open Call, review our Eligibility and Guidelines for submission deadlines, and our Official Rules to make sure your video qualifies.

Then, dig out your treasure and get working on your video!

Good luck! We look forward to learning about your antiques,

The WGBH Lab


3 Responses to The WGBH Lab Launches The Antiques Roadshow Open Call

  1. Eleanor says:

    Oh, this is awesome! I’ve been purging stuff I don’t use since the New Year began – it wasn’t even a resolution – and have found some interesting stuff.

  2. WGBH Lab says:

    Thanks Eleanor! We hope that you’ll be submitting!

  3. WGBH Lab says:

    Hey there, it’s time to submit your antiques video – The 1st deadline for your chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to an Antiques Roadshow live appraisal event this summer is this Friday the 26th!

    Head to, and submit today. We’ll see you at the Roadshow!

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