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Ellen Fitzgibbon Memorial Photography Competition 2020

The deadline for submissions is October 15th. Winners will be announced on December 1st.


This competition welcomes photographers who share Ellen’s appreciation for the natural world and who find inspiration in knowing their photograph might one day grace the wall of a cancer hospital as a messenger of Ellen’s wish "to bring hope and beauty to those facing cancer."



Purpose: This competition celebrates Ellen Fitzgibbon's passion for the natural world and carries on her wish "to bring hope and beauty to those facing cancer."

Awards: First Place $1,500 and Second Place $1,000. Winning photographs will be donated to cancer hospitals across the country and displayed prominently.

Eligibility: Entry is free and open to photographers over the age of 18.

Submission Requirements:

  • Application - Available here September 1, 2020

  • Categories include the natural world and animal kingdom. One image per participant. The photograph must be submitted as a JPEG or PNG with a maximum file size of 5 MB. 

  • Statement (500 word limit) - Statements should address the contest's mission as well as the anticipated impact of the submitted photo on patients and hospital communities.

“Lighting the candle of others won’t blow yours out" - Al