2009 Intergenerational Photography Contest

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GU,  with generous support from MetLife Foundation’s Healthy Aging Initiative, is holding a contest for young and old amateur photographers.  The contest is for the best photograph taken by a younger or older person of younger and older people together,  and should demonstrate the importance of inter-generational connections.  The winning photos are often candid shots of inter-generational relationships in action.  Plan intergenerational activities where younger and older participants are taking photographs to gather entries.

Are you an amateur photographer?  Do you enjoy capturing special relationships and connections on film?  Are you over age 50 or under 23?  If so, consider entering GU’s 2009 Intergenerational Photography Contest! Deadline for entries will be . Capture images of intergenerational relationships, activities, and connections and you could win a prize!

Purpose: To capture the power and beauty of intergenerational relationships in action and convey the important roles that younger and older people play in each other’s lives.


  • Grand Prize: $250 and a trip to Washington, DC to attend GU’s Awards Banquet
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd Place: $50


  • Celebration of diversity
  • Emotional expression
  • Humorous situations
  • Intergenerational activity portrayed
  • Honorable Mentions will be awarded in the four leading categories.
  • All winners whose photographs are used in any GU product will receive credit for the photograph.

Submit your entries of intergenerational activies, emotional expression, and more.

===Each contestant may enter no more than 3 photographs.

Photograph Standards:
?Photographs can be either color or black and white.
?All digital entries must be high quality digital 300 dpi jpeg format.
?Photographs submitted with contest entry become the property of Generations United and will not be returned.
?Take care with mailed photographs (Use plastic sleeves,  tissue paper, cardstock,  etc.  to protect quality of photo.)

Photos taken by professional photographers (individuals who have ever been paid for their photos) are NOT eligible

  • Contest brochure and mail-in entry form
  • Online Entry Form
  • Tips on how to take the winning photo

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