2014 Falls Free® Photo Contest
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2014 Falls Free® Photo Contest

May 21, 2014

Help us spread the word about falls prevention—share your photos!


Send us your high-quality action photos of older adults participating in a falls prevention program.


NCOA and the Falls Free® Initiative will use the photos to promote falls prevention to the media and partners across the country in time for Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 23. Falls Free® member organizations also will be able to use the photos in appropriate media and older adult materials. 


Submissions are due no later than Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. ET.


  1. All photos must be 300 dpi or higher.
  2. Images must be clear, sharp, and depict older adults participating in a falls prevention program (evidence-based programs preferred).
  3. All submissions must include signed consent forms from all individuals shown in the photos.
  4. All photos must include a caption that includes:
    1. Name of all individuals in the photo
    2. Name of the falls prevention program
    3. Name of organization
    4. City and state
    5. Contact name, phone, and email address


A team of experts from the NCOA Falls Free® Initiative and NCOA Communications Department will choose five winners. Preference will be given to local organizations and coalitions.

All winning photos will be featured on www.ncoa.org and in NCOA’s newsletters and social media, as well as in national and local press releases. In addition, the top three winners will receive Amazon.com gift cards issued to the person submitting the entry:

  • 1st Prize: $250
  • 2nd Prize: $150
  • 3rd Prize: $50

How to Enter

Email your photos (with captions and signed consent forms) by Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. ET to Ellen Schneider at ecschnei@email.unc.edu


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