We’re celebrating the Year of the Nurse, and want to hear from YOU! Show us the breadth and importance of nurses today by entering the #NursingInFocus Photo Contest. Put a moment of your life in focus—whether you’re a nurse, work with nurses, receive care from a nurse, or just know a nurse—we want to see photos that document all that nurses do!
Experience and technical skills as a photographer are not the sole criteria for winning. Photos submitted should convey the opportunities, challenges, highs and lows of nursing today. We want to see nurses everywhere, leading, innovating, caring and so much more.
$2,500 IN PRIZE MONEY
BEST IN SHOW $200
5 CATEGORY WINNERS $500
Nurse At Work || #NurseAtWork
Show us a moment in your professional career – whether you’re in a facility, or at a policy-briefing!
Future Nurse || #FutureNurse
Not a nurse yet, but you’re on the path? Dream of becoming a nurse? Document your journey!
Where I'm a Nurse || #WhereINurse
Nurses are EVERYWHERE. Show us where YOU nurse!
Why I'm a Nurse || #WhyINurse
Nurses are passionate, dedicated and courageous…tell us why you do what you do!
The Impact of Nurses || #NurseImpact
Nurses save lives, improve health and transform futures every day. Show us your impact.
How to Enter
In order to submit your photograph, you must post it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag: #NursingInFocus. If you’re entering one of the 5 categories, you must additionally include hashtag for the category you are entering. Entering a category does not exclude you from also winning the top overall prize. Photographs do not have to be current. If you have a strong entry from many years ago, we will consider it. However, preference will be given to more recent photography.
There are no limits to the number of photographs you may enter, but we encourage you to choose your best.
In order for your photo to be used in live galleries or other events, you must be able to share a high-res file upon request.
Please do not mail us hard-copy submissions
Follow @jhpiego @nursingnow2020 @icnurses for the contest
#NursingInFocus Photo Contest begins January 1, 2020, and ends March 1, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older.
Consent & Privacy
"Social media can be a powerful tool for rapidly communicating, educating and influencing and has a significant potential to strengthen the nursing profession...Although social media has much to offer, it is important that nurses understand their professional responsibilities regarding its use." - The International Council of Nurses
For photographs in which a patient, client, provider or other person is recognizable, the subjects included in the photograph must provide clear, informed verbal consent for the photograph to be taken and to be posted publicly on social media. Without this consent, please do not post your photograph. Offering respect and privacy to all subjects is of the utmost importance.
We do not encourage or condone, and will not consider photographs that violate a subject’s right to privacy. Contest entries must follow all applicable laws and policies regarding photography and the use of social media in and around the workplace.
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