Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit

Nurse comforts baby as he awaits cleft palate surgery.

A nurse comforts Zekale as he awaits surgery to correct his cleft palate. Photo: Mike Malone, Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C.

Sharing the images and stories from inside the world of children’s hospitals

Presented by HUGGIES®, the exhibit celebrates children's hospitals' commitment to the health of all children. From healthy children to those who have rare and complex medical conditions, all children benefit from family-centered clinical care, highly trained pediatricians, revolutionary research and community health programs provided together and only in America's children's hospitals.

2019-2020 exhibit

The Children's Hospital Association is curating the 2019-2020 exhibit with its distinguished judging panel.

Judges will select just 10 photos for large-format (3 ft. x 3 ft.) printing, and up to 50 images for digital display. 

Winning photos are

  • Featured prominently on the Children’s Hospital Association website  
  • Used in national issue advertising campaigns 
  • Displayed at CHA national conferences and approved external health care venues
  • Printed in Children’s Hospitals Today magazine and other CHA publications
  • Displayed on Capitol Hill 

CHA offers the digital exhibit to any children’s hospital. The top 10 physical exhibit photos will be available for lease. 

Current exhibit

The 48 images that comprise the 2017-2018 exhibit were selected by judges from over 180 images submitted by children’s hospitals across the country. 

The exhibit debuted in July 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., during CHA's Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Photos from the exhibit also are featured at association conferences, in publications, such as Children's Hospitals Today, and on digital media.  

Exhibit leasing

Children's hospitals may lease the exhibit or download a digital version.


  • Exhibit entries and leasing