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Photo Contest Rules

The 2021 Images of Aging Photo Contest will accept entries until June 30, 2021.

The following rules are subject to change at any time prior to the start of the contest.

Please follow the rules carefully.  Your entry will NOT be considered for the competition if it does not comply with the rules.

  • The 2021 Images of Aging Photo Contest runs from April 1 through May 31. (Deadline extended until June 30.) Entries must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. local time on June 30, 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.

  • Photographers living in the state of Kansas or in the Missouri counties of Jackson, Platte, Cass, or Clay are eligible to enter. 

  • Employees of the Landon Center on Aging and their immediate families are not eligible for this contest. State of Kansas employees may enter but monetary awards must be coordinated through payroll. Contact our office for further information.

  • All entries must be submitted by the photographer. Photographs cannot be submitted on behalf of someone else. 
  • There is no entry fee.

  • Each entry must include at least one person age 65 or older.

  • Photographers are responsible for getting permission from the subject(s), or legal guardian for minor(s), before submitting the photograph for the contest. Photographers must verify upon submission that they have received this permission.

  • The theme of this contest is 'the many dimensions of older adults: showcasing their vitality and variety of interests, highlighting the many ways they contribute and care.' Entries will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, representation of the theme, and artistic merit.

  • Photographs must be submitted in a digital format. Photographs must be at least 300 dpi resolution and 8" x 10". There is a 4MB maximum per image.

  • All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and scene as it appeared. Photographs that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. 

  • A maximum of three original entries may be submitted by each photographer.

  • Completed contest entry details must accompany each submission. Only entries with complete and accurate information will be considered eligible. 

  • Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest.

  • The Center reserves the right to use winning and non-winning photos in any way related to the publicity or teaching of programs for the University of Kansas Medical Center for internal and external use at no cost.

AWARDS: 

  • $350 for First Place
  • $200 for Second Place
  • $100 for Third Place
  • $50 for the Landon Center on Aging Community Pick
  • $50 for the Landon Center on Aging Staff Pick
  • $50 for each of up to 5 Honorable mentions

Questions: contact Deborah Barton at dbarton@kumc.edu or (913) 588-0798

Last modified: May 28, 2021
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