Children's Hospital Photo Exhibit Call for Entries

While nothing can replace experiencing a children’s hospital, the Children's Hospital Photo Exhibit offers a window to this world through memorable photography and personal storytelling.

CHA is accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 exhibit, which will debut in spring 2019.

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.

How to enter

Submit a form and upload images by October 31. 

All CHA member hospitals are eligible to submit entries. In December 2018, CHA will notify winners. 

New this year

Discounted pricing packages
Hospitals can save money while submitting more photos and stories.

  • 1 photo - $50
  • 2 – 5 photos - $150 
  • 6 – 8 photos - $225
  • 9 – 10 photos - $250 

More storytelling
Stories from the doctors, nurses, caregivers, parents and patients will complement the images and increase the exhibit's impact.

Distinguished judges include:
Sandy Adams
Photo Journalist and Officer
The Exposure Group, Washington, DC

Lily Francesca Alt
Photo Director
PARENTS Magazine, New York, NY

Lori Epstein
Photo Director
National Geographic Kids Books, Washington, DC

Anne Geddes
Photographer, Author, Advocate
New York, NY

Eric Gapsch
Manager, Graphic Design and Production
Children’s Hospital Association, Lenexa, KS

Dramatic print and digital formats
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. 

See how Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C., used the exhibit in its facility.


  • Exhibit entries and leasing