From: Beth Byrne, Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4353
As part of national Public Health Week this April, Clackamas County Public Health is set to host its Changing Our Future Together Photo Contest. The contest is open to county residents.
Winners from each of six different categories will receive a $25 Fred Meyer gift card and a 12 x 16 inch canvas print of their photo. Winning photos will also be placed on display in the Clackamas County Public Services Building from May through August. Entries should be emailed by 5 p.m. on March 18 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrants should specify the category in their email subject line.
The categories for submissions are:
- Preventing diseases (photo examples: washing your hands, getting a flu shot, refrigerated food, taking food temperature, testing water quality, etc.)
- Public health emergency preparedness (photo examples: shopping for canned goods, installing smoke alarms, photos of items you'll need in an emergency, damages from forest fires, etc.)
- Staying healthy despite environmental health hazards (photo examples: asthma management, preventing air pollution, limiting forest fires, pool safety and food safety, etc.)
- Healthy activities (photo examples: people swimming, eating healthy, farmer markets, kayaking, gardening, hiking, etc.)
- Access to health and human services for all (photo examples: affordable housing, education, economic development, advocating for health care to lawmakers and others, being involved in local health care agencies, etc.)
- Our Future, Our Youth (any category, but for youth aged 10-18)
Criteria for submissions
- Minimum size is 75 dpi with 1125 x 1425 or 150 dpi with 2250 x 2850 pixilation. If photographs are lower resolution than specified, they will be disqualified.
- All photos must be taken by a county resident, or they must appear in the photo.
- The photo must be set in Clackamas County. There is no timespan restrictions for when the photo was taken.
- Individuals can submit up to two photos for the entire contest. At the discretion of the judges, the photo can be moved to a different category.
- The person submitting the photo must sign a photo/media release. It is also the responsibility of the person submitting the photo to get verbal approval from every individual in the photo.
- Winners may opt out of having their artwork on display. If this occurs, the second-place winner's photo will be displayed and the first-place winner will receive the $25 Fred Meyer Gift card. The gift card is considered as earned income and appropriate income taxes will be deducted from the card's value.
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