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Lifeshots Photo Contest

Last Updated:
August 07, 2018


Due to the overwhelming positive responses, the AACPDM LifeShots Photo Gallery has returned for its 6th year! The deadline to submit has passed.

The Academy has created a photo contest to feature a one-of-a-kind gallery that will inspire all viewers to overcome their many challenges. We look forward to your creative submissions!

Lifeshots 2017 Winner
2017 1st Place Winner Submitted by: Ane Lillian Tveit

What We’re Looking For…

Photos of individuals affected by cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities in the midst of doing what they enjoy or completing a basic task or celebrating a major accomplishment. The photos can contain family members and care providers but we must have a photo release for each person in the photo.

Then, include a title that is unique to the ability being highlighted in the photo. The title/phrase will be mounted next to the photo.

The Academy will select the top photos for display at the AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The top three winners will be announced during a General Session at the Annual Meeting.



The winner will receive a professionally mounted enlargement of their submitted photo, free basic conference registration to the 73rd Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California on September 17 - 21, 2019 and a brand new electronic tablet.

The 2nd and 3rd place photos will receive a professionally mounted version of their submitted photo and an electronic tablet.

All photographers will be recognized on the photos displayed.


Photo application check list

  • Completed application
  • Maximum quality original electronic photo file
    • Electronic copy of the photo(s) in a RAW or maximum quality JPEG format, 300 dpi or larger with an image size no less than 2400 pixels can be delivered via email, flash drive, or CD/DVD
  • Photo Release Form for each individual in photo