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Rural Lens photo contest

The Rural Lens photo contest has been established as an effort to capture rural health across the nation through photographs. Enter to have your image featured in Rural Roads magazine and future National Rural Health Association and Rural Assistance Center publications and sites.


National Rural Health Association Facebook fans will select the winning photos.

The winner in each category will have their image featured in Rural Roads magazine and at NRHA events and the grand prize winner will also receive an iPad from NRHA's Partnership Program.


The contest is open to all NRHA Facebook fans, and there is no entry fee. The contest is void where prohibited by law, or where the registration or filing requirements of any state or local jurisdiction have not been complied with. Employees of NRHA, its partnership program, RAC or members of NRHA's Communications Committee may not enter the contest.

Each participant is allowed a maximum of nine total entries across the three categories.


Photos will be accepted until 9 p.m. CDT Dec. 31, 2014.


Photos must be submitted in and will be judged within the following categories:
• community/people
• landscape
• rural health

NRHA Facebook fans will select a winner in each category as well as a grand prize winner.

Submission process

1. Submit a photo through our online form (active Nov. 3).

2. Become a fan of us on Facebook. Visit NRHA on Facebook, and click “Like” to complete your submission.

That's it. You're entered in the contest.

Best of all, by liking and following NRHA on Facebook, you’ll be notified to participate in the voting process. 

Photo specifications

Each photograph must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted. All photographs must be high resolution (minimum of 650KB and a maximum of 15MB) in .jpg or .eps format. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. Photographs that fail to meet these specifications will be disqualified. 

Winner notification

NRHA will notify the winners via email and will notify the community via Facebook and with publication of the winning images in Rural Roads magazine.


All photos must be the original work of the entrants and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the photo contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photo, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit use of the photo by the National Rural Health Association and the Rural Assistance Center.

The National Rural Health Association and the Rural Assistance Center reserve the right to remove photos from contest consideration if the content of the photos does not promote NRHA values, including content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate.

Each entrant agrees and grants the National Rural Health Association and the Rural Assistance Center permission to make available and display/perform and otherwise distribute entrants’ names and photo submission in all media in perpetuity without compensation. Except where legally prohibited, submission of an entry into this contest constitutes permission for sponsors to use the entrants’ names, photograph, address (city and state only), and testimonials, in printed, broadcast media or new media, in perpetuity, in any manner they deem appropriate in connection with promoting the photo submission itself or this contest, without further compensation in connection with this contest.

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