CTSA Call for Entries for Photography Competitions on Rural Health

2019 Rural Health Photo Contest

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NCATS invites each CTSA hub to join them in observing the National Rural Health Day on November 21st! Preserving health and healthcare of rural communities is a key to maintaining the economic stability of underserved rural populations. The CTSA Program has longstanding interests in addressing rural health disparities and promoting quality and increased health care access among rural underserved population.  Applying the CTSA Program model to address longstanding regional health disparities can provide innovative, multidisciplinary approaches to reducing the burden of disease among vulnerable populations.

NCATS is hosting a photo competition to enable CTSA hubs to showcase their clinical and translational efforts for underserved populations in rural communities. Now is the perfect time to highlight the barriers, identify the gaps, and emphasize the interventions to improve rural health and achieve health equity.


Any CTSA Program hub or hub affiliate can enter. A maximum of 3 entries per hub.


Please submit your high resolution photo (at least 300dpi and 2000px in its longer dimension) and a 50-word description by 5 p.m. ET on November 15. The deadline has been extended.


Staff in NCATS’ Division of Clinical Innovation will review the photos and relevant descriptions. All contest entries will be judged on the photo’s technical quality, composition, originality, artistic merit and potential public health impact as reflected by the content.


Awardees will be announced on November 18th. The top three winners will receive a certificate of CTSA Rural Health Photo of the Year from NCATS signed by Christopher P. Austin, M.D. and Michael G. Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D. These photos and descriptions will be prominently featured on NCATS website and used in future rural health promotional activities at NIH. Winners will be contacted by email.

By submitting an image you and/or your organization:

  • Declare that you own the image, it is your original work (or submitted with permission of the owner), and not copyrighted material.
  • Agree to allow NIH, NCATS and CLIC to post the image on their website, in its publications, in social media and in an online gallery where the image will be free to reuse by the public with appropriate credit as requested by submitter.

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