WICHITA—Kansas shutterbugs are called to submit their photos for a Rural Kansas Photography Contest, now taking online submissions through September 19. The contest will award prizes to first and second place winners in four categories:
• Rural Landscape: a photograph depicting an expanse of scenery in rural Kansas;
• Community: a photograph depicting Kansans participating in shared activities, from casual cookouts to town festivals;
• Health Care: a photograph of anything health care related; and
• Recreation: a photograph depicting how rural Kansans spend their free-time.
“We started this contest in 2006 for Kansans to show the majestic beauty of our state and wonderful way of living rural Kansans are accustomed to,” said Joyce Grayson, director of Rural Health Education & Services, which promotes Kansas as a great place for health care providers to live, work and play. “Afterall, a picture is worth a thousand words.”
Contest entries can be submitted online at ruralhealth.kumc.edu/photocontest, via email to cdrake@kumc.edu or to Chris Drake, Rural Health Education & Services, School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas, Wichita, KS 67214-3199. The contest is open to Kansas residents and individuals who work in Kansas ages 18 and older. Winners will receive a KU tote bag filled with KU and Kansas memorabilia and will have their winning photo published in Kansas Connections and on the Rural Health Education & Services Web site. More information about contest rules and contest entry forms are available online at ruralhealth.kumc.edu/photocontest.
Rural Health Education and Services, a department of the University of Kansas Medical Center, was established in 1990 to improve the availability and number of health care providers in rural Kansas. Since then, Rural Health Education and Services have placed 316 health care providers in 78 counties, provided more than $2.1 million in debt-forgiveness to physicians choosing to practice rural medicine, and provided more than 5100 days of temporary physician coverage allowing rural physicians needed time off.