January 11, 2016

Photo Contest on Urban Health and the Environment


Photo Contest on the Urban Health and Environmental Landscape: What does the link between urban design and public well-being look like?

The Penn Institute for Urban Research, in collaboration with the Center for Public Health Initiatives, invites you to participate in a photo contest on the theme of public health and the urban environmental landscape. In particular, we are interested in images that emphasize ways that urban design has succeeded or failed to promote public health and well-being.

                               Submissions accepted January 11- February 21, 2016.

                               Prizes: 1st place = $200; Runners up = $50 each.

To enter: Tweet your image to Penn IUR (@PennIUR) or post to our Facebook page at facebook.com/penniur.upenn. Include a short description, date and location of photo as well as the hashtag #GreenHealth2016. (If you do not use social media, email your submission to penniur@pobox.upenn.edu.)

Additional information:

  • The contest is open to the public, including all students.
  • Submissions will be judged by a panelist of public health and urban design practitioners.
  • Winners will be announced on February 25th at the "Shaping the Urban Health and Environmental Landscape" symposium in the the Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania. Get more information about the event, or register online here.
  • By submitting photos for the contest you give Penn IUR the right to display the photos on our website and print them in our publications (with attribution). 


Media Contact:

Deborah Lang
Communications Director

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