​​9th Annual MDA Photo Contest

Contest Overview

We’re pleased to announce the 9th Annual MDA Photo Contest. Winning entries to be featured on the 2021 issues of the MDA Focus magazine.

  • Entry deadline is Wednesday, December 23, 2020, but no need to wait—entries can be submitted at any time up to the deadline. Contact Melissa Albertson for questions and to email submissions.
  • The contest is open to all dentists and dental student members!
  • Photos may have been taken at any time (no date restriction) but cannot have been previously entered in the MDA Photo Contest.
  • Photos must be at least 300 dpi resolution to be placed on the cover of the magazine (8.5 X 11 inches). Photos will not be accepted that are not high-resolution for print quality. 


  • Open – Any image can be submitted, especially if it doesn't fit any other category.
  • No Limits – Images can be edited/manipulated in Photoshop or another software program to any degree. Must submit before and after images to demonstrate edits/manipulation.
  • Color – Images showing outstanding use of color, include array and depth/saturation of color: The opposite of previous years' black and white category.
  • People – Images displaying people ... individuals, couples, families, young and old.
  • Outdoor – Images displaying the beauty of nature and the outdoors ... land, sea or sky.
  • Animals – Images displaying insects, birds, fish, mammals ... A wild or domesticated member of the great animal kingdom.

2020 Winn​ers

Congratulations to winners of the 8th Annual MDA Photo Contest. Click below to see these images in layout and slideshow views.

  • Photo Contest Winner Summary

Thank You Prize Sponsors

The 2021 Photo Contest Prizes will be sponsored by MDIS, ($150 first place cash prize) and MedPro ($50 second place Visa gift cards). The MDA also will award one prize for "Staff Pick" from all categories.

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