The AMA Journal of Ethics with support from the John Conley Foundation for Ethics and Philosophy is sponsoring an Art of Medicine contest for works in visual media that explore ethical dimensions of health or health care.
Visual media entries will be judged on ethical interest and importance of the content, aesthetic appeal, and its capacity to visually augment content in forthcoming issues of the AMA Journal of Ethics. A first prize winning contributor will receive a $3,000 prize and up to two honorable mentions will receive $1,000 each.
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Currently enrolled US medical students (MD and DO), resident physicians or fellows are eligible to submit entries. Entries must not have been previously published in print or electronic format and must not have been submitted to any other publication.
Entries must include a single contributorís name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, medical school (and year in medical school) or training program (and year in training program) on the cover page only.
Graphics (cartoon panels, drawings, paintings, for example) must be in jpg format and no larger than 450px wide x 300px height, so that it might be easily sized to fit per our production design needs. (If an image will lose clarity or readability due to resizing, it might be featured as a link to open in a new window on the journal site.)
For live action or animated short films, acceptable video file formats (.mov, .wmv, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, or .avi) must be no more than 10 MB and 5 minutes long with minimum dimensions of 320 pixels wide by 240 pixels deep. Videos must be viewable in QuickTime or Windows. Multiple video files should be numbered in the order in which artists intend them to be viewed.
Within each submission, each entry must include a title, caption, and brief (no longer than 25 words) summary description that clarifies each entryís connections to ethics. For example, for a 5-part series of video shorts or still photographs on patient-physician relationships, the series would need a summary and each video short or photograph would need a title and a caption.
Entries must contain only de-identified information about patients, patientsí loved ones, or colleagues. Representations of all persons must be anonymized. Artists retain copyright of their original work, but will grant permission for the work to be published in the AMA Journal of Ethics; this permission must be given by signature for unrestricted use in all versions of the AMA Journal of Ethics.
Entries must be submitted here. The submission must include the cover page. All materials must be submitted by 5 PM central time on September 25, 2017, as marked by email time-stamp when received by our online contribution management system. Contributors who have waited until 4:55 PM, for example, to submit materials have occasionally been disappointed, due to transmission delays, so please plan accordingly.
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