We are looking for your best shot.
Memorial Hospital is looking for submissions from our talented community members who have captured the beauty of living in Southern Illinois. Selected submissions will be put on display in newly remodeled areas of the Hospital, Medical Office Building, and Therapy & Sports Rehab Center, and used in future marketing or advertising campaigns, promoting healthcare in rural America.
Small Town Pride
Entries in this category should depict special scenes that you treasure as a resident in rural America. Activities, transportation, architecture, and healthy living are examples of what we are looking for.
Agriculture is the primary industry in Southern Illinois. We take pride in producing goods to sustain our nation and local communities. We welcome all submissions depicting farming, animal raising, gardening, and cultivation of land.
Resting along the Mighty Mississippi, 60 miles from metropolitan St. Louis, and sitting on the edge of the Shawnee National Forest, surrounded by bluffs, lakes, and rolling hills, Southern Illinois contains some of the most beautiful scenes of nature. This category is your area to share your shots of our breathtaking scenery. Sunsets, sunrises, rivers, bridges, lakes, woodlands, hiking trails, flowers, plants and wildlife. Share your best nature images here.
From athletics to leisurely exercise, parades, picnics, and play, there are many opportunities for movement, exercise, and recreation in our region. Do you have a spectacular action shot of a game winning dunk or home run hit? Do you have a well timed photo of local youth participating in music, arts, sports, general fun and play? Do you have an image of community members enjoying a special event or casual stroll in one of our popular locations? We are looking for images that depict rural health. Ways our community members are active, engaged, and involved in creating and sustaining a healthy environment for our residents to thrive in.
Each person is allowed up to 5 entries for each category.
All photos must be submitted in digital, TIFF, JPG, or JPEG format. Image size must be 300 ppi (7200x10800 pixels)
By submitting your photos, you agree to abide by all contest rules and regulations. You certify that your photo submission is your own creative property and that you allow Memorial Hospital to use your submission on all of its platforms.
Photo Release: Photos can depict people, as long as you have permission from those photographed to use their likeness for this contest and they understand that selected entries will be put on display throughout our locations and could be used in future advertising and marketing of rural healthcare by Memorial Hospital. These photos will not be sold or shared for use with anyone outside of Memorial Hospital.
All photographers of selected submissions will receive public recognition in the form of a press release and social media.
All photographers of selected submissions will receive a prize bag from Memorial Hospital.