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
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
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
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.