HealingScapes™ Photo Competition

2012 HealingScapes Overall Judge’s Choice: “Perfect Reflection” by Linda Weinmann

Winona Health is again conducting its regional photo competition, HealingScapes. Submissions must be calming, comforting and pleasing to patients and their families. Winning entries will be enlarged, matted and framed, and placed in specially selected areas at Winona Health. Copies of submitted photos will be available for purchase in 8″x10″ prints the night of the HealingScapes event on June 27, with proceeds going to Winona Health Auxiliary projects.

Photo Contest Rules

Content: Photos must represent the greater Winona region including regional scenes, natural beauty and landscapes. Wildlife, structures, etc. may be included. No photos of people. Submissions must be high-resolution images suitable for large-scale matting and framing.

Entry: There is no entry fee for photos submitted. Each person may enter up to two photos. Each photo must be submitted electronically as a JPG. Your entry (or entries) must be accompanied by an entry form.

Who can enter? The contest is open to amateur photographers of any age, including Winona Health staff and Board of Directors.

Entry deadline: Starting Friday, March 1, photos can be submitted online. Entries must be received by 5 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Entries announcement: All entries will be displayed (8 x 10) Monday, April 22 – Friday, May 17, in the hallway connecting the hospital and clinic for Winona Health staff and community members to view and vote. Photos will be identified by number for voting.

By submitting photos, you are agreeing that your photos may be:

  • Reprinted in local media or other publications without prior notification
  • Possibly bid on/sold at the HealingScapes™  event on Thursday, June 27

Winners and awards: Winning photos will be auctioned during the live auction and fundraising event on Thursday, June 27, at Winona Health. Additional awards include:

  • Winona Health Staff Choice by popular vote
  • Community Choice by popular vote
  • Judges Choice by popular vote
  • Photographers Choice by popular vote
  • Top vote overall

There will be no cash awards.

Photos: Entries must have been shot in the past five years by the person submitting the photo. Winning photos from last years HealingScapes™ may not be submitted again. Images must NOT have been digitally altered in any way other than necessary basic sharpening and cropping. Please no water marks or signatures. Photographs may have been previously published.

Dimensions/resolution: All photos submitted must be in color and may be either in a horizontal/landscape (preferred) or vertical/portrait orientation with the longest dimension being 10 inches. Entries must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi and must be submitted as a JPEG.

Winning photographs will be announced the week of May 20. All entries will be acknowledged at a special fundraising event Thursday, June 27, at Winona Health. The event will be sponsored by the Winona Health Auxiliary and will include a live auction of selected photographs.

Questions: Contact the Community Engagement Department at 507.457.4394 or email mfidler@winonahealth.org.

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