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Submissions being accepted for 5th Annual Healthy Photo Contest

camera3Chester County is encouraging high-school students to develop a healthy attitude toward capturing a prize-winning photograph.

The Chester County Health Department is sponsoring its 5th Annual Healthy Photo Contest to promote National Public Health Week, which is observed during the first week of April.

Any high school student in the county is eligible to enter a photo depicting the “Picture of Health” theme, such as eating nutritious foods, avoiding tobacco, driving safely, and using walking/biking trails, to name a few. Contestants are encouraged to be creative and artistic.

The first-prize winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card; second place, a $50 card; and third place, a $25 card. Send one original, non-copyrighted photo to in .jpg or .png format, with a print size equivalent or higher than 8×10 and no larger than 4MBs. Include the following information: title of the photo; description in 50 words or less that explains how it relates to being healthy; first and last name, address, and phone; school name; and grade level.

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 28. The winning photos will be announced on Friday, April 11, and will be displayed to a wide audience on the Health Department website and social media. It may even be used in future public health campaigns. For more information, visit the Health Department’s web site at

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