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Demonstrating the impact of policy can be challenging. The Center for a Livable Future’s (CLF) Food Policy Networks (FPN) project invites you to share photos you have taken showing how your work on policy has changed your community’s food system.  Show us the process. What did your community food system look like “before” and “after” your work on food policy?  If you forgot your camera to document the process, not to worry, you can still enter a photo in the humor category – demonstrating what amuses you about your work.  We consider food policy to encompass everything from administrative changes in a government process to allocating city funding for a local food initiative to changing hospital food purchasing practices.

Take a peek at the winning photos from the last three contests to see what food policy in action looks like across the U.S.

Submit your photos for Good food change: What does progress look like? tophotocontest@foodpolicynetworks.org by December 7, 2018


One entry may be submitted in each of the following categories per entrant:

  • Policy progress: Tell us the story in images of your work. Submit up to three photos demonstrating how your food policy council makes progress on food systems change. Show us what your community or food system looked “before” and “after” your food policy work. (No videos, please.)
  • Humor: An image demonstrating a funny or amusing moment in your food policy work.

You must submit the photos with the following to photocontest@foodpolicynetworks.org:

  • A completed submission form
  • Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, and Indemnity Agreement signed by thePhotographer warranting that the photo does not infringe upon any copyright, right of privacy, or any other right of a third party; and releasing, indemnifying, and holding JHU harmless from liability
  • Media Permission Form: Each individual or the parent/guardian of a minor that appears in the submitted photograph must sign a Media Permission Form granting the right to use their likeness on open access websites, social media, and other forms of print or electronic publication. Photos of public spaces do NOT need to submit Media Permission Forms.

JHU reserves the right to disqualify entrants who do not submit all required releases and forms upon request.

Who May Enter

The contest is open to anyone, with the exception of employees of the Johns Hopkins University (“JHU”) (along with its affiliates and subsidiaries and members of such employees’ immediate families). FPN will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the terms and rules herein.

Photo Requirements

Photographs must be in digital format. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files sent via email must be 20 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 2,100 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 2,100 pixels tall (if a vertical image). Preference will be given for higher resolution photos. Photographs must not have been previously entered in any other contest.


We will upload selected photo submissions to a database that will be available in an open-access format for use by food policy practitioners, with proper attribution as feasible. By entering our contest, all entrants grant JHU a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, publish, distribute, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, and publicly display the photo for any JHU purpose, including without limitation display on the CLF website.

Judging and Prizes

Each photo will be evaluated and scored based on quality, resolution, creativity/originality, communication of the contest theme, overall impact, compliance with the rules, etc. FPN reserves the right to consider photographs for categories other than the category of submission, if we deem another category more applicable. Winners will be selected and notified by email by January 4, 2019.

Six cash prizes will be awarded. First place (US $500), Second place (US $250) and Third place (US $100) will be selected in each of the categories: Policy Progress and Humor.

To the extent permitted by law, any and all taxes imposed on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners.


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