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2018 FETP International Night Photo Contest

Photo Contest
FETP International Night at the 67th Annual EIS Conference
April 16-19, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Photographs have the power to convey distinct and compelling messages; with a single click, the photographer can capture a fleeting emotion or unique moment in time. Memorable photographs have the ability to increase the visual impact of the information you wish to communicate. These photographs serve as valuable evidence of FETP activities and can help:

  • FETPs gain greater visibility
  • Expand research communication strategies
  • Expand partner knowledge of the work of epidemiologists
  • Stimulate the exchange of experiences among field epidemiology professionals

To this end, TEPHINET and CDC will co-host a photo contest during the 2018 FETP International Night at the 67th Annual EIS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, to help promote FETP activities in a visually compelling way.

To highlight the work of field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) globally and to encourage the FETP family to visually document their contributions to improving global health through disease prevention, detection and rapid response activities.

Current trainees/fellows and those graduating after January 1, 2017, from field-based training programs in applied epidemiology, laboratory, and public health practice, who have submitted abstracts for 2018 FETP International Night, are eligible to submit photographs for the contest.

Participants should submit their photos online at the following link:

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  • The deadline for entries is Monday, February 12, 2018.
  • All photographs submitted must be taken by the person submitting the abstract or poster (see “Eligible Participants”) and must be related to FETP disease prevention, detection and response activities.
  • Each participant can submit a maximum of three photographs. Additional photos will be disqualified automatically.
  • All photographs must be formatted as print-quality JPG/JPEG or PNG files. For optimal print quality, image resolution must be at minimum 300 dots per inch (dpi) and a minimum size of 3x5 inches. The file must not be larger than 8 MB (8 megabytes).
  • Photographs do not need be related to the abstract(s) submitted.
  • Subject matter can include portraits, landscapes, or any subject that depicts FETPs (including laboratory and veterinary) in action and captures challenges, emotions, solutions, and/or the peoples, cultures, and their environements.
  • Entry forms must include, for each photograph, a descriptive caption in English that tells the viewer who is in the photo, where and when the photo was taken, and what activities are occurring in the photo.
  • The file names for your photos must correspond to the titles and descriptions of your photos. Please use the following format in naming your files: Surname_country_photo number.jpg (Example: Sanchez_Colombia_1.jpg.)
  • The photographer will retain ownership of his/her photos; however, TEPHINET and CDC reserve the right to use all submitted photographs in print and/or electronic materials.
  • Along with the photos and descriptions, you must download, complete and attach to your application a Photo Consent Form to ensure that individuals’ privacy rights were respected for all subjects who are not photographed in public.

CDC and TEPHINET will review all submissions. Photos meeting the review committee’s standards will be exhibited during FETP International Night in Atlanta, Georgia and will be available to view online before and after the event.

The top three winners will be selected by a panel of judges from CDC Atlanta, TEPHINET, and other partners. Photographs will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Focus and clarity
  2. Exposure
  3. Lighting
  4. Composition
  5. The photo has good resolution permitting its use in both digital and print TEPHINET and CDC publications
  6. The photo clearly represents field epidemiology activity
  7. The photo and its caption convey a clear message
  8. Compared to the other photos, this photo demonstrates originality and creativity

Winners will receive certificates recognizing their accomplishment.

In addition, TEPHINET will post the submitted photos to its Facebook page for a vote by its Facebook fans. The winner of the Facebook vote will also receive a certificate.

For more information, please contact Tina Rezvani, Communications Specialist, TEPHINET: