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House Organ photo contest wants pet photos, more
This is the 28th year that House Organ has called on VUMC staff, students, volunteers and faculty to submit photographs to the House Organ Photography Contest, the winners of which will be featured, one per month, in the 2010 House Organ Calendar, to be included in the combined December /January issue.
Only digital images will be accepted for the contest. These may be shot with a digital camera or scanned from prints, but all entries must be submitted by e-mail.
We are also asking for pictures of your pets. The pet pictures will be featured in the February 2009 issue in a “Pets of the Medical Center” feature.
The House Organ Calendar has changed formats several times in its 28 year life. The most common format has been a calendar grid on one page with a photograph on the facing page. That may change this year, due to budget cuts.
That’s still being worked out.
Calendar Photography Contest: Open to all subject matter. Twelve winners will be selected on the basis of interest, technical proficiency and suitability, and printed in the House Organ Calendar.
Pet Photography Division: Photographs of pets of Medical Center staff, faculty and students are welcomed. Photographic skill matters less than pictures that show the personality of the pets. It's OK for people to be in the pictures, too. At the discretion of the judges, pet pictures may be considered for the calendar.
Those who want to include some information about their pets, such as age, or the fact that she was picked up as a stray, or that he howls when a fire truck goes by, are encouraged to do so. At the very least, tell us the pet’s name and the names of others in the pictures.
General rules (please read and follow carefully to avoid the disqualification
of your entry):

Who may enter: The contest is open to Medical Center staff and faculty, volunteers, nursing students and medical students. People who work in News and Public Affairs are not eligible for the calendar competition. The photo must have been taken by the person entering it.
What type of photography is suitable? Anything—studio portraits, still lifes, landscapes, art photographs, aerial photography, pictures of children, pictures of adults and pictures of pets have all won in the past.
What formats are acceptable? The images must saved as .jpg images, and must be at least 300 dpi. (That means no cell phone photos or other low-resolution images; they just won’t work for print).
What information should be included with each entry? Your name, department or school, an address and a phone number should be written on or attached to each entry. Again, with the pet photographs, include the name of the pet and the names of any people in the photograph with the pet.
When is the deadline? Midnight on Thursday, Oct. 15. No entries received afterward will be considered.
How do I enter? Click on the link below, or send photos by e-mail to, saved as .jpg images, and at least 300 dpi.
 To enter click here
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