2017 KOTA Photo Contest

Occupational Therapy:
Celebrating Our Centennial


Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) is sponsoring a photo competition to capture the fantastic work occupational therapy practitioners (OTRs & OTAs) do around the State of Kansas.

Photographs are said to speak a thousand words, and we are looking for your unique visual images of occupational therapy in practice. We are using the phrase "Celebrating Our Centennial” with the goal of capturing the sentiment of occupational therapy over the last 100 years.

Your photos can reflect all aspects of what you do as an occupational therapist. So many areas for you to choose from---reflection of core values, client-centered tasks, occupation-based practice, holistic, engagement, participation….and the list goes on.

We want to see occupational therapists doing what they do best – engaging others in occupation and promoting occupational therapy.

Abstract interpretations of occupational therapy are welcome, but we would love to see what you are doing in the communities and people with whom you work.

All individuals included in photograph(s) submitted will need to grant permission for use of their digital and/or print image, by completing the Photograph Release Form.

All submissions will be eligible for use in KOTA creative endeavors and business activities.

First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded for images which best capture the theme.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st Place: Full Free Conference Attendee Registration (includes Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday registration) at the 2017 KOTA Annual Conference
  • 2nd Place: Two Free Days Conference Attendee Registration (Friday and Saturday) at the 2017 KOTA Annual Conference
  • 3rd Place: Free Saturday Conference Attendee Registration at the 2017 KOTA Annual Conference


  1. Participants can submit up to three entries.
  2. No images supplied in hard copy will be accepted; only high-resolution digital images will be accepted. Email your Photo Contest entry materials to: Elsie Dierickx
  3. Entries must be taken by occupational therapy practitioners or occupational therapy students to be eligible for the competition. Professional photographers are not eligible.
  4. Each submission must include:
  5. By submitting images you confirm you are the copyright holder and creator of the image and that you will be responsible for any claims by any third party. By entering this competition the photographer/entrant agrees to the use of their images for Kansas Occupational Therapy Association marketing and professional materials in both digital and print formats.
  6. Entries will not be returned.
  7. Closing date for entries is July 14, 2017. You will only be contacted by KOTA (via email) if you are a prize winner.

Email your Photo Contest entry materials to:

Elsie Dierickx

Kansas Occupational Therapy Association
825 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 500
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1253
Toll Free: 877.904.0529
Fax: 785.233.2206
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