Preliminary round winners

Overcoming isolation through photography

More than ever, we believe in the power of community, and we believe that by sharing your visual stories, all of us will stay more connected. Expressing yourself through your imagination, creating a chronicle of an unprecedented time in our history, will lift everyone and provide new perspectives, and new connections. Won’t you join us?

Check back often to see our photo contest carousel celebrating togetherness, resilience, and hope.




How To Enter

Prizes will be awarded based on criteria defined within Official Rules. The criteria includes, but is not limited to:
  • Entrant must be 18 years or older
  • Submission must include explanation of photo in reply field of up to fifty (50) words
  • Entrant must provide upon request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases 
  • Void where prohibited by law
  • Contest judges will evaluate submissions based on such elements as:
    • Subject matter – Does the photo align with the explanation?
    • Impact – Does the photo depict or evoke a strong emotion?
    • Creativity – How does the photo convey an idea, message or thought in both an original and imaginative way?
    • Narrative  – Does the photo share an imaginative story with you?
    • Quality of photograph – The photo itself is constructed well.  
*See official entry requirements and rules.


Grand prize winner $1,000

2nd place $750 

3rd place $500 

Plus two $250 Members’ Choice prizes

Up to five winners of $50 gift cards per week.

Celebrating our community: A selection of member photos

Meet Our Sponsors

Meet Our Sponsors

Togetherness Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Meet Our Judges


Russ Bantham
President, Bantham Consulting

Gregory Kolen
User Interface Designer, Inspire

Melissa Lewellyn
Vice President, Talent and HR, Inspire


Brian Loew
CEO, Inspire

Estela Lugo 
Medical Outreach Manager, Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation

John Novack
Head of Patient Engagement, Inspire


Kimberly Richardson
Research Advocate, UI Cancer Center


Alex Schumacher 
Senior Manager, Client Services, Inspire


Lynn Wilson
Vice President, Myositis Support & Understanding

Walter Wlodarczyk