Through The Lens Initiative

Through The Lens Initiative

An innovative photographic initiative

The NYITCOM community is exceptionally talented and innovative. Our initiative draws on this talent base—to create a photographic gallery, uniquely identified as us!

The NYITCOM's Through the Lens Initiative (TTLI) strives to visualize, memorialize, empower, and invite community members to document creatively what is around us. We are 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.

Our segments target a specific theme/concept that relates to the College motto or vision.

2024 Segment Theme

  1. Theme: “Thaw, Grow, and Blossom": Capture life’s transitions, showcase the beauty of nature and changes during the seasons

Please scroll down to read the photo submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit ONE photo between January 26 at 12 p.m. (ET) to March 18, 2024, at 5 p.m. (ET).
  • Minimum Photo Requirements: Photos should be high-resolution, high quality at least 300 dpi resolution, saved as JPEG, TIF, or PNG. Only one photo submission per person.
  • Required Release Forms: To be considered, each photo submission requires a signed release form from the photographer, and from any individual(s) pictured in the photo.
  • Sending Photos: Send all inquiries, correspondence, photo submissions, and required release forms via the online form below.
Submit here
If you have any questions please email


Judging Panel:

A panel of judges composed of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine staff, faculty, and administrators, will review, and choose the top photo submissions.

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.
  • Photos of artwork 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:

Monetary awards will be issued to first place ($75.00), second place ($50.00), and third place ($25.00) photo submissions, along with additional surprise items.

The winning photographs will be prominently displayed on our social media pages and website.

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