​8th Annual MDA Photo Contest

Contest Overview

We’re pleased to announce the 8th Annual MDA Photo Contest. Winning entries to be featured on the 2020 issues of the MDA Focus magazine.

  • The contest is open to all dentists and dental student members!
  • Photos may have been taken at any time (date) but cannot have been previously entered in the MDA Photo Contest.
  • Entry deadline is December 20, 2019, 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. See the following categories for this year's contest!


  • 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.

2019 Winn​ers

Congratulations to winners of the 7th Annual MDA Photo Contest. Winning photos will be published as covers of the 2019 Focus issues, and you can see them in the PDF layout and slideshow links below.

  • Photo Contest Winner Summary


Thank You Sponsors

Special thanks to the contest headlining sponsor, MDIS, who provides the $150 first place cash prize and Lands' End Business Outfitters, who provides second place gift cards. MDIS is the MDA wholly owned insurance subsidiary and LEBO is the endorsed company of the ADA and MDA for logo apparel.

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Lands End Logo