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Monday, June 5

Public Health Photo Contest

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Michigan Public Health

Student Photo Contest

Attention photographers! Win prizes for your photos and share your creativity with the UM community.

Michigan Public Health strives for vibrancy and authenticity in its visual materials in order to convey the engaged, vital learning and research that happens at the School of Public Health (SPH) and around the University of Michigan. To build our photo collection, we are holding a photo contest this summer, and you are invited to participate.

Any UM student in any school, college, or degree program can submit photos and win prizes—this includes anyone who graduated during the 2016-17 academic year.

In addition to the prizes you can win for your submissions, winning photos will be displayed in the main SPH lobby this summer and fall. And your submissions might also become part of Michigan Public Health's new branding.


Prizes will be announced in early July and winners will be featured on SPH social media. Prizes can be picked up at SPH anytime before September 15. We know many of you are away over the summer. Recent graduates, we will work out a way to get prizes to you if you are a winner.
Grand prizeGoPro Hero5 Session ($300 retail value)
Category winners$50 gift card to MDen or Camera Mall (your choice)
All winners receive:
  • professional mounted print of their winning submission/s
  • UM-branded t-shirt
  • UM-branded luggage tag


  • Wolverines: Michigan students engaged in public health activities and/or research activities
  • Brand Builders: Show us what public health means to you, how it can change the world
  • Beyond Lab Coats: Show us what research at UM means to you in a clear lab/field/on-site setting
  • Healthy World: Poignant images of natural or constructed environments
  • Healthy Community: Engaged, thoughtful encounters between people
  • The Selfie: High-quality selfies of singles or groups in any of the above categories

Photo Content

Photos will be judged on subject matter, quality, creativity, originality, and respect for others. We are always looking for images that capture a meaningful and respectful relationship between photographer and subject.

Rules of Entry

  • Photos must be your original work.
  • Digitally altered photos are not accepted. Black/white, sepia, and duotone images are also not accepted.
  • Entrants may submit up to ten (10) photos and as few as one (1).
  • Each file should be a jpeg file named with your name and photo location, including city and country (if not US). You can include a site name before the city, such as “NCRC” or “HenryFordHospital.” Example: JaneDoe_TaubmanMedResInst_AnnArbor.jpg.
  • Resolution: Photos must be at least 16x10 or 10x16 inches at 300dpi resolution (4800x3000 or 3000x4800 pixels).
  • Each photo must be accompanied by a 20–50 word description of the event, location, and situation. Tell us some of the story behind the photo. The online submission form has fields where you can key in or copy/paste your descriptions.
  • Winners agree to be featured on UM social media and other public platforms.Submissions must be received no later than Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4pm.
Read more about the contest and see example photos on the Michigan Public Health website. And review some basic information about how to capture photography in responsible ways.
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