Florida’s Advocate for Long Term Care
Providers and the Elders They Serve

FHCA Long Term Care Photo Contest






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 submission period is now closed. For more information, contact FHCA: Kristen Knapp at kknapp@fhca.org or Erica Levy at elevy@fhca.org.

Click here to download the poster and help promote this contest in your care center!

Contest Criteria

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:

  • Activities & Events
  • Health Related Services
  • Portaits


The submission period is now closed. Stay tuned for information about Facebook voting for contest finalists. 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.

  • Click Here to Download FHCA's Image Release Form (required with all entries)

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.

  • The center's photo earning the most Facebook votes will be selected as the Overall Winner and receive a cash prize of $500.
  • Second Place Overall Winner will receive $300.
  • Third Place Overall Winner will receive $200.
  • Each winning center having the opportunity to use the cash prizes toward a center-wide pizza party, ice cream social or other event for residents and staff.
  • Each photographer for Overall, Second and Third Place will receive a $50 VISA gift card.

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.

Click Below to View All the Entries from the 2016 LTC Photo Contest

2016 Photo Contest