Mar 8, 2012

In celebration of its new replacement hospital, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, Princeton HealthCare System invites photographers to participate in a photo contest that showcases the mission, beauty, and technological excellence of the new facility at One Plainsboro Road (Route 1, between Scudders Mill Road and Plainsboro Road).

  • Open to ALL photographers--amateur and professional.
  • Criteria for winning photos: creative, aesthetic quality that goes beyond a basic architectural representation.
  • Two categories: Exterior photos and interior photos. First-, second- and third-place awards given in each category.
  • Cash Prizes: $500, $300 and $150-first, second and third, respectively, in each category. (Prizes sponsored by CAMA Inc.)
  • Registration is mandatory to gain access for taking both exterior and interior photos. Registration deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012.
  • Dates for interior and exterior photo shoot sessions:
    • Saturday, May 12, noon to 6 p.m., during Community Open House;
    • Tuesday, May 15, noon to 7 p.m.; and
    • Wednesday, May 16, noon to 7 p.m.
  • Any photos with people must include signed permission from all individuals in the pictures. No one under the age of 18 may be included in a photo.
  • Entrants may submit up to three photos per category (interior/exterior)
  • Deadline for submission: Friday, June 1, 2012.
  • Specifications:
    • Color, digital photos
    • Format: JPEG
    • Size: Minimum of 4-inch by 6-inch
    • Resolution: 300 pixels per inch
    • Include the photographer's last name as the last word in each photo title.
  • Electronic submission: email photo to One photo per email, maximum file size of 5 MB.
  • To submit by regular mail, send CD or other data storage device to:
    • Pam Hersh, Vice President for Government and Community Affairs
      c/o Debbie Nixon, Executive Assistant
      University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
      One Plainsboro Road
      Plainsboro, NJ 08536
  • Winning photos become the property of Princeton HealthCare System.
  • Potential uses of winning photos: permanent art collection at the hospital; hospital promotional/marketing materials, including the hospital website; publicity in local media; effort to get photos published in national and international architecture and design media, and other trade publications within the construction industry.
  • Judges: Two renowned New Jersey-based professional photographers, plus members of University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro Art for Healing Committee.
  • Winners announced: In June 2012, at a special reception celebrating the artwork at the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.
  • For information or to register, email or call Pam Hersh, (609) 430-7106, or Debbie Nixon, (609) 497-4161.

About University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, which will replace Princeton HealthCare System's current acute-care hospital in Princeton, is scheduled to open on May 22, 2012. The 636,000-square-foot hospital will feature 231 single rooms, state-of-the-art emergency services, operating suites and a comprehensive array of ambulatory services and laboratories.

The hospital will occupy 50 acres and serve as the hub of a 171-acre health campus in Plainsboro that will include medical offices, fitness and wellness, health education, assisted living, skilled nursing and long-term care and rehabilitation, pediatric services, and a 32-acre public park along the Millstone River.

Of special interest to photographers would be the fact that world-class architects designed the building with input from physicians, staff, and the community. PHCS reviewed more than 1,200 research studies to ensure that every aspect of the hospital was based on the best available evidence and helped create an environment that promotes safe and outstanding patient care. The hospital was accepted as a member of the prestigious Pebble Project, a research initiative founded by The Center for Health Design.

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