2016 Gurwin photo contest winner “The Children of the Land” by Lorraine Piskin
2016 Gurwin photo contest winner “The Children of the Land” by Lorraine Piskin
2016 Gurwin photo contest winner “The Children of the Land” by Lorraine Piskin

Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center invites all amateur photographers to participate in its 24th annual photo contest. The unique contest, which garners submissions from across the globe, offers amateur photographers, including students, not only an opportunity to be recognized for their work, but also the chance to make an impact on the lives of those living at the 460-bed nursing and rehabilitation center. Winning photos are enlarged and placed on permanent display in the center’s renowned Tiffen Photo Gallery for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. Submissions not selected for a prize are used by Gurwin’s staff as reminiscence aids, for visual stimulation, and for art therapy, providing a source of comfort and inspiration for residents, specifically those in the center’s memory care unit and adult day-care programs.

Photographers may submit up to seven printed 8×10 or 8×12 photographs for a fee of $5 per entry in the following categories: landscapes, travel, people, pets, children, wildlife, nature, still life, altered/enhanced, student, Long Island/New York, and action/sports. Judging will be conducted by a panel of professional photographers at the close of the contest, and winners will be chosen based on clarity, composition, subject matter, and suitability for display at the center. The deadline for submission is April 17.

Winning photographers are invited to a June reception at the Gurwin Center where they will receive their cash prize, award certificate, and/or trophy. Applications are available at www.gurwin.org/about/photo-contest or by calling the public-relations office at 631-715-2568.

The center’s perennial contest, known as one of Long Island’s premier photo competitions, is made possible by longtime sponsors The Tiffen Company, in memory of Helen and Nat Tiffen, the company’s founder and a former Gurwin resident. Based in Hauppauge, NY, The Tiffen Company is a leading manufacturer of glass filters and other fine products for digital, still, video, motion pictures, and television.

The Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a 460-bed nursing-care facility located in Commack, Long Island. Gurwin offers skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, medical/post-surgical sub-acute care, respiratory and ventilator-dependent care, an adult day health program, on-site dialysis, memory care, palliative and hospice care, home care, assisted living, and a proposed independent-living community. For more information, visit www.gurwin.org. 

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