2013 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest

Celebrate National Rural Health Day on November 21, 2013 with the OSU Center for Rural Health!

In the United States, approximately 62 million Americans (1 in 5 persons) live in rural areas. In Oklahoma, the percentage is significantly higher, with nearly half of the state's population living in rural areas (1.7 million residents). Rural communities are popular in Oklahoma because they're wonderful places to live and work. These communities drive much of the state's economy through energy, agriculture, and livestock, yet they are too often neglected when it comes to health care access.  

Please join us in recognizing the people who help ensure quality health care for our rural neighbors. Tell someone who is making a difference in the health of a rural community thanks.

You can also help us celebrate National Rural Health Day by participating in the Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest. We're asking folks to submit photos that display rural scenes, including landscapes, buildings, community events, health fairs, neighbors, etc. Any picture that reflects one of the joys of rural life qualifies. This year, we are adding a special eligibility category just for OSU Center for Health Sciences Students! The OSU Center for Rural Health will select its favorite submission from each category and display them on the Rural Health Blog. The photographers who submit the winning picture in each category will win a variety of OSU Center for Health Sciences themed items.

Submit your photos by uploading your entry to the OSU Center for Rural Health Facebook Page.  Simply click "Share: Photo > Upload a Photo."  Choose a file on your computer, and where it asks you to "Say something about this photo...", please enter "Photo Contest: (photo title)" and eligibility category (OSU CHS Student or Public)

If you do not have a valid Facebook account, please email your photos to osururalhealth@gmail.com and we will post them to the OSU Center for Rural Health's Facebook page.

The winner will be notified and announced via Facebook and/or email.

Contest Rules, Terms, and Conditions
  • Submission of a photograph to the OSU Center for Rural Health's website implies consent to Contest Rules, Terms, and Conditions.
  • Photographer must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the 2013 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest.
  • Photographer may enter only one of two eligibility categories (see below). 
  • Photographer retains all copyright privileges for submitted photographs. Photographer grants unlimited, nonexclusive use license to the OSU Center for Rural Health. The OSU Center for Rural Health reserves the right to use the photographs in printed materials and by electronic means in the promotion of Oklahoma State University programs.
  • The contest will run from September 13, 2013 to November 21, 2013. To be considered a timely submission, all photographs must be submitted and timestamped on the OSU Center for Rural Health's Facebook page by November 21, 2013 (central time).
  • Winners will be notified and an announcement will be made no later than December 2, 2013.
  • Photographs must be taken in the State of Oklahoma.
  • Photographers are responsible for getting subjects' permission before submitting the photograph for the contest.
  • Photographs must be submitted in digital format (.jpg, .jpeg, .png or .gif ) and at least 300 dpi (resolution).
  • The OSU Center for Rural Health is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, destroyed, or misdirected entries, or for miscommunications, misdirected transmissions, or other errors of any kind whether human or electronic.
  • Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest.
  • By entering, participants release and hold harmless Oklahoma State University and the OSU Center for Rural Health, as well as any directors or employees of the department.
  • OSU Center for Rural Health staff and their immediate family may enter the contest, but are not eligible to win.
  • Previously entered photographs may be disqualified.
Eligibility Categories
  • OSU CHS Student - only currently enrolled OSU Center for Health Sciences students may submit photos to this category. Eligibility will be verified with the OSU CHS Registrar's office. Any entry deemed ineligible will be moved to the Public category.
  • Public - all other parties.

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