News: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Aug 14 2015
Through the Lens Initiative - Rules and Guidelines
Through the Lens Competition

The community of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine is exceptionally talented and innovative. Our initiative draws on this unique talent base - to create a photographic gallery, uniquely identified as us!

TTLI is looking for any type of original photography that creatively connects with the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.  From macro to micro and anything in-between; in any color scheme/black and white, or inclusive of the brightest colors.

Through the Lens Initiative incorporates several theme segments per academic year, each targeting a specific theme/concept that relates to the College motto or vision.

Year One - 2013/2014 Segment Themes:

  1. New Perspectives - See winning photos
  2. Hands and Touch - See winning photos
  3. Minds; Thinking Further - See winning photos
  4. Hearts; Emotions and Reflection - See winning photos

Year Two - 2014/2015 Segment Themes:  

  1. Advance Caring and Cures - See winning photos
  2. Transform Your Learning - See winning photos
  3. Illuminate Discoveries - See winning photos
  4. Inspire Greatness - See winning photos

Year Three - 2015/2016 Segment Themes:

  1. Strive with Confidence - Now through September 30, 2015
  2. Learning Through Observing- November/December 2015
  3. Being A Complete Physician:  Treating the Whole Person - February/March 2016 
  4. PLUS, a NEW “opened” segment theme titled “Send Us What You See” – April 2016

All students, faculty, and staff are enthusiastically invited to submit their original photography.  Have fun as you “create and relate” your photography, Through the Lens, to our College and the segment theme. Notifications will be sent as each new segment opens for submissions. Only submissions for the active segment will be accepted. 

Judging Panel

A panel of judges comprised of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine students, faculty, and administrators, will review and chose the top photo submissions.  Award prizes will be issued to the top three submissions for each segment.  In addition, winning photo submissions will be prominently displayed in the buildings of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Judging Criteria

  • Photos will be judged on criteria including: creativity, subject matter, relationship to the college and the specific segment theme, overall impact, and visual appeal.
  • When submitting a photo, please include the name of your photograph (if applicable) and a brief statement (1 or 2 sentences) describing how the photo relates to the College and the segment theme
  • Photos of art work other than that of the actual photographer will not be accepted for consideration.
  • To encourage creativity, the judging panel may choose to consider a photo that is not directly related to the College of Osteopathic Medicine, but is still related to the concept/theme.
  • If a photo submission was not previously chosen as a winning photo, and is deemed appropriate for a future theme, at the discretion of the committee co-chairs, the photo may be entered for consideration in future segments of Through the Lens.

Photo Awards

  • Each ‘segment’ will award up to a first place, second place, and third place photo submission.
  • The winning photographs will be prominently displayed in our campus buildings.  Displayed photos will be changed as each new segment opens.
  • Awards of $75.00 for 1st place, $50.00 for 2nd place, and $25.00 for 3rd place, along with additional surprise items, will be issued to our photography winners.

Submission Guidelines

  • Opened to students, faculty, and staff.
  • REQUIRED RELEASE FORMS:  To be considered, each photo submission requires a fully executed Release Form from the photographer, and also from any individual(s) pictured in the photo.  Please note, a physical signature is required on all Release Forms (digital signatures are not acceptable).  If you plan to email your submission, completed Release Forms can be scanned, or photographed, and emailed with your photography.
  • Use your LAST NAME as the computer file name. (Example: John Doe sends a photo - File Names: Doe.jpg and DoeRelease.pdf)
  • SENDING PHOTOS: Send your photo submissions and required Release Forms via email to, or by interoffice or regular mail, to either of the project co-chairs: Susan Klein, Assistant Director, Student Affairs, Serota Building, Room 210, or To Shan Li, D.O., Assistant Professor, OMM, Serota Building, Room 136.
  • In your email, or correspondence, please remember to include a brief description (1 or two sentences) of how your photo relates to the College, or the specific segment concept.  If you have named your photo, please provide this information.
  • Minimum Photo Requirements: Photo should be uncompressed, 150 DPI Resolution, and a minimum of 1400 x 2000 Pixels.  High Quality JPEG or TIF, PNG, or Acrobat PDF files are acceptable. NO GIF, PSD, or AI files can be submitted.


Please use the email address for all inquiries, correspondence, and/or photo submissions. 

Thank you for your participation.  We look forward to receiving your photo submissions.

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