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Environmental Public Health Photography Contest

Our 2024 AEC will host our second annual Environmental Public Health Photography Contest. Photography is a powerful storytelling medium and can often spark conversations and lead to educating others on important issues.

We are certain there are storytellers with a passion for photography among the environmental health workforce. We welcome the chance to celebrate your impact in environmental public health.

For tips on how to take great photos, check out our March Spark! webinar, Lens on Environmental Health: Capturing Meaningful and Relevant Photos.


Lens on Environmental Health

Photo Requirements


Photos must be high quality, high resolution (1MB or larger, high-resolution) as we will be printing them large and matting them for display.


Photo submissions must:

  • Be free of identifiable individuals.
  • Be free of logos.
  • Not have been previously published.
  • Not be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people and/or objects from within the frame.
  • Represent at least one of the following environmental public health categories:
    • Climate Health
    • Healthy Communities
    • General Environmental Health
    • Food Safety
    • Water Safety


Individuals are limited to submitting one photo per category and three total photos. Individuals must have an active NEHA membership to participate.


Each photo submitted will be featured in a photography exhibition at our 2024 AEC.

  • First, second, and third place winners will be selected in each category.
  • Winners receive a large printed and matted copy of their photo, recognition, and a prize.


Lucy Houghton, PhD and Gina Bare, photographer and our own Associate Director for the Program and Partnership program will serve as the judges for the contest.

AEC Photography Reception

We will host a photography reception at the AEC to display all of the photos and announce the contest winners. All AEC attendees are invited to the ticketed event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Submission Deadline

All photos must be uploaded by Friday, May 10 at 12 midnight ET