FHCA member skilled nursing centers and assisted living facilities are invited to submit photographs capturing the daily life, activities and loving care between residents, families and staff. Entries should represent some aspect of daily life in in your care center. For example, consider showing residents interacting with staff or participating in activities, therapy or special events. You can showcase any aspect of long term care, from medical professionals to recreational entertainment to support services like housekeeping and dietary. The deadline to submit entries is Saturday, February 25, 2017. For more information, contact FHCA: Kristen Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org or Erica Levy at email@example.com.
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The contest is open to amateur photographers* who live, work or volunteer in an FHCA member skilled nursing center or assisted living facility or are employed by an FHCA member.*Photography should not be the primary form of employment and/or revenue for the individual submitting photographs.
Photos must be submitted digitally - no mailed/faxed photographs will be accepted. Submit digital photos in JPEG or GIF format and at least 300 dpi (high resolution). Color and black and white images will be accepted. No more than 3 submissions per center will be accepted (may be in the same category).
Photos are judged in three categories:
The submission period will run from Tuesday, January 10 - Saturday, February 25, 2017. All submissions must include the Image Release Form, which must be signed by every person in the photo, and the Photo Submission Form, which must include all contact information and a description of the content of the photo.
All submissions become the property of FHCA for use by the association. All entries are screened for appropriate resident care, infection prevention, and safety standards. Photos not meeting the current standards as determined by the selection committee will not be entered into the contest.
A selection committee will narrow down the top 24 finalists representing a mix of each category, after which the public will have an opportunity to vote for the top three overall winners via the FHCA Facebook page. All finalists will be notified by mid-April. Winners will be notified by May 9, 2017.
All winning photos, along with the narratives, will be displayed during the FHCA Annual Conference & Trade Show, July 31-August 4 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, on FHCA’s website and through additional promotions by FHCA.