AACPDM annual meeting

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) LifeShots

The 2024 LifeShots Photo Contest submission process is now open! This will be the twelfth year the AACPDM will have a gallery at the Annual Meeting to showcase photos submitted by you. The 2024 LifeShots Photo Contest is supported by the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University

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.

The deadline to submit your entry is Monday, August 26, 2024. We look forward to your creative submissions!

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 78th Annual Meeting. The top three submissions will be recognized upon the conclusion of the meeting.

Grand Prize

The 1st place winner will receive a professionally mounted enlargement of their submitted photo and a $500 Amazon gift card!

 All photographers will be recognized on the photos displayed.

Contest Application Check List

  • Completed LifeShots Photo 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


Send completed application, release forms and photo files to meetings@aacpdm.org

The 2024 LifeShots Photo Contest & Gallery is generously supported by the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University.

Important Dates

December 5, 2023
Abstract Submissions Open

January 31, 2024
Abstract Submissions Deadline

April 2024
Presentation Acceptances Sent Out

May 20, 2024
Registration Opens

June 30, 2024
Early Bird Registration Closes

October 21, 2024
Advance Registration Closes

October 23-26, 2024
78th Annual Meeting
On-site Registration Available