LifeShots Photo Contest

Due to overwhelmingly positive response, the AACPDM LifeShots Photo Gallery has returned for its 8th year! The deadline to submit your photo entry in the contest is Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

LifeShots is a photo contest that features a one-of-a-kind gallery that will inspire all viewers to overcome their many challenges. 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 display all photos submitted in the contest at the AACPDM 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The top three winners will be announced during a General Session at the Annual Meeting.

The 2020 Grand Prize...

The 1st place winner will receive a professionally mounted enlargement of their submitted photo, free basic conference registration to the 75th Annual Meeting in Quebec, QC, Canada to be held October 6 - 9, 2021 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.

Contestant Application Check List:
  1. Completed application
  2. Photo Release Form for each individual in photo
  3. 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 or flash drive








Important Dates

  • June 2020
    Registration Opens
  • July 15, 2020
    Exhibit Booth Application Deadline
  • August 16, 2020
    Online Registration Deadline
  • August 23, 2020
    Hotel Room Block Reservation Deadline
  • September 10, 2020
    Presentation Handout Deadline
  • September 23-26, 2020
    74th Annual Meeting!