Who can enter?
Trainees (students in any program, residents, fellows) can submit photographs that they have taken during a global health field experience in a low-income country or a local (domestic) low-resource setting. All photographs submitted must have been taken by the trainee submitting them. Only photos taken by registered attendees of the 2019 UTMB Global Health Education Symposium will be considered for contest awards.
Photographs must have been taken between 7/1/2018 and 8/20/2019.
Trainees can submit up to three 8x10 photographs (Matte finishing, NO GLOSSY PRINTS!)
Submission of photograph titles and brief (150 word maximum) descriptions of the photograph’s connection to global health or local (domestic) health in low-resource settings is required.
Photographs may depict global or domestic (low-resource) health challenges, solutions, and/or peoples, cultures, and physical environments.
Trainees will maintain ownership of their photographs, however, UTMB reserves the right to use submitted photographs in promotional materials.
Subject matter can include portraits, landscapes, or any subject that depicts a global health or domestic (low-resource) issue.
Submissions can be dropped off at the Global Health Office at UTMB in Marvin Graves 4.314. They can also be mailed to Bradley Brock at 301 University Blvd, Route 0434, Galveston, Tx 77555-0434.
Submit no more than three photographs and one document that includes the photograph titles and description to the Global Health office.
When photographing people (or submitting photos of people you have already taken), we greatly encourage you to employ the following:
- Respect the person you are photographing and treat that person with dignity.
- If possible, obtain verbal consent from the person or people you wish to photograph and then show them your digital photograph to ensure they are comfortable with it.
- If you are taking pictures of children, try to obtain the verbal consent of their parents or guardians.
- Be particularly mindful when taking pictures of the vulnerability and privacy of people who are receiving health care—respect their privacy and follow the photography rules of their health care facility.
- We discourage you from taking pictures of people when they are unclothed out of respect for their privacy.
- Be mindful of whether or not you are representing the person accurately and/or the community accurately.
- Be mindful of your intent in taking the photograph (e.g. are you taking it to portray a situation, raise public awareness, capture something beautiful, etc)
For more on ethics of global health photography, visit Unite for Sight: http://www.uniteforsight.org/global-health-university/photography-ethics
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Photographs will be judged by their technical and artistic merits as well as their ability to convey a global health message.
Trainees submitting winning photographs will receive a cash prize and a certificate recognizing their accomplishment. Winners will be announced prior to the 2019 UTMB Global Health Education Symposium on Saturday, October 12th. Only photos of registered attendees will be considered for contest awards.
All submissions will be displayed at the UTMB Global Health Education Symposium on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
The submission deadline is Friday, August 23, 2019.
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For more information please contact Brad Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org