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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. Click here to download a promotional poster to share with your team.
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.
2019 Contest Now Open - Submissions Due Feb. 28, 2019
Choose from several themes when submitting your photo – activities and events, holidays, health-related services or portraits. Photos should depict some aspect of daily life in your care center. For example, you may want to show 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.
A limit of 3 photo submissions are allowed per individual photographer, with no more than 2 photographers allowed per center.
Be sure to include the Photo Release Form, which must be signed by every person in each photo, and the Photo Submission Form, which is where you describe the content of your photo.
- Click here to access the Photo Submission Form.
- Click here to download the Photo Release Form as a PDF.
- Click here to download the Photo Release Form as a Word Document.
*In addition to FHCA's Long Term Care Photo Release Form, FHCA Regulatory Counsel Karen Goldsmith wants to remind members to review CMS S&C Letter 16-33-NH: Protecting Resident Privacy and Prohibiting Mental Abuse Related to Photographs and Audio/Video Recordings by Nursing Home Staff. Residents' rights to privacy of their appearance and property are protected, along with their right to be portrayed with dignity. Photos must have clear consent of the resident or his/her legal representative.
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. Everyone entering a photo will be notified by mid-April, with finalists given instructions on how to participate/promote the Facebook voting contest. Winners will be notified by May 12, 2019. All winning photos, along with the narratives, will be displayed during the FHCA Annual Conference & Trade Show, August 4-8 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, as well as on FHCA’s website and through additional promotions by FHCA.
- 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 will have 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.
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