Photo Contest Guidelines
1. Entry is open to anyone aged 10-18 years who attends school in Pierce County, WI; except no county employee, member of his/her household, or relative can be eligible for the contest. There are two age categories – ages 10 to 13 and ages 14 to 18.
2. Entries are open until May 15, 2023, at 9:00 pm. Email your photo, along with the description, name & age of the photographer, and name of the child’s school district, to: email@example.com.
3. Pierce County Public Health reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated contest rules.
4. Additional Guidelines:
- There are no fees to enter this competition.
- Each contestant may submit up to three images.
- Images must be the exclusive work of the contestant.
- Each image must be accompanied by a two or three-sentence statement or description. Answer one of these questions – “How does this image reflect my experience and hopes for the future?” “What does this image say about my experience and hopes for the future?” “In what ways does this image tell the story of my experience?” “Has anything changed that this image helps reflect?” or offer a reflection that feels more like lyrics, poetry, or prose.
- You can use digital manipulation to optimize an image.
- You can crop an image.
- You may adjust for brightness, contrast, and color balance.
- Dust spots and minor elements can be retouched.
- Images shot at different exposures/dynamic ranges (HDR) are eligible.
5. What’s NOT permitted:
Composite or montaged images from more than one original image.
Adding, moving, or removing objects.
Replacing backgrounds or foregrounds.
Embedded, visible copyright notice or personal identification (entries are judged anonymously).
Image copyright: The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all images entered. It is the entrant's legal responsibility, not the organizers, to ensure that they comply with these ownership and copyright requirements and own the rights to reproduction of their images. By sending the image in, you are giving PCPH permission to use and reproduce the image with credit to the photographer.
Judging: A combination of community voting and an artist's top choice selection will take place in May (National Photography Month) to determine Semi-Finalists and Finalists.
Winners will be announced on May 24, 2023.
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Pierce County Public Health's COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments - PCPH is administering the Moderna bivalent vaccine booster for ages 6+ and the primary Moderna vaccination series for ages 12+. You can schedule an appointment by calling 715-273-6755.
Testing Locations and Resources
At-Home Testing Options
- Say Yes to COVID Tests: The WI Department of Health Services (DHS) online portal for Wisconsinites to order free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests directly to their homes. Orders can be placed on the Say Yes to COVID Test webpage.
- Pierce County Public Health - COVID-19 tests: Covid-19 at home test kits are available for pick-up in our Ellsworth and River Falls Offices. Kits are available to all residents of Pierce County. Each kit contains 2 rapid antigen tests, 1 kit per person. Test can be used on anyone age 2 and older.
More info about At-Home tests: At-home COVID-19 antigen tests are less likely to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus than molecular tests (such as PCR tests). This is especially true early in an infection or in people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Currently, all at-home COVID-19 antigen tests are FDA-authorized for repeat, or serial use. This means people should use multiple tests over a certain time period, such as 2-3 days, especially when the people using the tests don't have COVID-19 symptoms.
Isolation and Close Contact Guidance
Isolate if you tested positive for COVID-19 regardless of your vaccination status. Please visit the following website for isolation guidance: Next Steps: After you are Diagnosed with COVID-19.
If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, test promptly if you develop symptoms. If you don't develop symptoms, test at least 5 days after the final day of exposure and monitor for symptoms. Please visit the following website for guidance: Next Steps: Exposed to Someone with COVID-19.
COVID-19 Community Levels
The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels help individuals and communities decide which prevention actions to take based on the latest information.
Each level helps convey how much COVID-19 is impacting our community using data on hospitalizations and cases.
For each level (low, medium, or high), CDC recommends actions you can take to help you protect yourself and others from severe impacts of COVID-19.
Additional COVID-19 Information
Please visit the CDC COVID-19 website to stay up to date with the most current COVID-19 information.