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In Focus! Safe Workplaces For All Photo Contest

In-Focus Photo Contest 2017. Capture your image of workplace safety in our 6th annual contest. Submit all entries 6/28-12/31/17.
The "In Focus! Safe Workplaces For All" photo contest is accepting entries from June 28th through December 31st, 2017. 
 

You have two ways to enter:

To submit your photographic entry choose 1 of 2 options:
  1. Upload your photographic entry

  2. Email your photographic entry to: infocus@mail.nih.gov.  In the email body, provide your first and last name and your IC/Center.

Check out our video for more details and learn about our other award, "NIH Mission First, Safety Always". 


 


In Focus Photo Contest and "NIH Mission First, Safety Always" Accessible File


For information about the types of files and file size accepted, please check out Frequently Asked Questions

What's Your Image of Workplace Safety and Health? 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting the 2017 "In Focus! Safe Workplaces for All" photo contest.  The contest challenges anyone with a passion for photography to capture an image of workplace safety and health and share it with the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS).  The goal of the contest is to further efforts to reduce personal injuries and illnesses; educate and underscore the importance of safety; foster innovation to create shared solutions; and achieve community involvement by relying on your talent, imagination and creativity to raise awareness of workplace safety and health.  You can interpret "image of workplace safety and health" in any way you choose; you are not restricted to particular subjects or themes.  Pictures can be taken of a variety of workplaces and is not limited to the NIH workplace.  The contest challenges anyone with a passion for photography to capture an image of workplace safety and health and share it with the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS).  The goal of the contest is to further efforts to reduce personal injuries and illnesses; educate and underscore the importance of safety; foster innovation to create shared solutions; and achieve community involvement by relying on your talent, imagination and creativity to raise awareness of workplace safety and health.  You can interpret "image of workplace safety and health" in any way you choose; you are not restricted to particular subjects or themes.  Pictures can be taken of a variety of workplaces and is not limited to the NIH workplace.   
 

Judging Criteria

Photographic entries which depict a safe work environment, as determined by DOHS Safety Specialists, will be forwarded to an expert panel of judges comprised of professionals working in the NIH graphic arts and photography community.  Prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding portrayals of occupational safety and health in terms of artistic value and ability to raise awareness of safety and health to the NIH community.

 

Specifically, photographs will be judged against the following criteria: 

  • Suitability for possible use in NIH, ORS, DOHS publications and websites

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  • Clarity of the safety and health information (or "message") conveyed

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  • Originality

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  • Creativity

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  • Inclusion of worker, employer, or workplace imagery

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  • Qualify of Photograph

  
The open submission period for the National Institutes of Health, Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety, "In Focus! Safe Workplaces for All" photo contest is from June 28th through December 31st, 2017.

Pictures of workers performingin safe practices: Lab researchers holding test tubes; welder; & picture of floor & wet floor sign