What are we looking for?

High quality photos and brief (<300 word), engaging, impactful stories to accompany each photo to use in NCOA national media and fall prevention materials.
 
Photos and accompanying stories will be made available to Falls Free® Initiative members or partner organizations and for promoting falls prevention activities throughout the country.

Rules
  • All photos must be high resolution  (>1MB JPEG) and not previously submitted for any photo contest.
  • Images must be clear, sharp, and depict older adults participating in a falls prevention program or activity (evidence-based falls prevention programs are preferred).
  • Each photo should be accompanied with a brief (<300 words), engaging, impactful* story that describes the photo and its falls prevention significance.  
    • *Impactful:  having a positive impact on reducing falls and falls risk factors, or related outcomes such as engaging older adults in healthy behaviors or reducing social isolation
  • All submissions must include signed NCOA consent form(s) from all identifiable individuals shown in the photos and/or described in the stories.
  • Organizations are limited to three photo/accompanying story entries.
  • No descriptive or other text should be added to the individual photos themselves.
  • Photo entries must be submitted by August 25 at 11:59pm ET.

How to enter
  • Complete the information below, including providing the required attachments. When you have entered the required information and provided the attachments, hit “Submit” at the bottom of the page.
Judging and winners
  • Judges from the NCOA Falls Free® Initiative and NCOA Communications Department will choose the winners.
  • Winners will receive prizes issued to the individual/organization submitting the entry. Prizes are: 1st prize: $300; 2nd prize: $250; 3rd prize: $200.
  • Winning photos will be featured in NCOA’s Center for Healthy Aging E-News and on the NCOA website.
Questions? Contact Ellen Schneider: ellen.schneider@ncoa.org

 

* 1. Please provide submitter information.

* 2. Where photo was taken (if different from submitter)?

* 3. Please upload your photo entry.

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* 4. Please provide a brief, engaging story that describes the photo and its falls prevention significance. <word limit 300>

* 5. Name of featured falls prevention program or activity in the photo.

* 6. Names of all identifiable individuals in the photo.

* 7. Please upload a signed NCOA Consent Form for all identifiable individuals shown in the photos and/or described in the stories.

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* 8. Additional Consent Form upload, if necessary.

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