Announcing the 2021 COMPAS Photo Contest on COVID-19


2021 COMPAS Photography Contest: COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a level of economic, political, and social disruption that is unprecedented in recent memory, and has given all of us a chance to reflect on how we live our lives and what kind of world we want to live in. 


CEHV's 2020-2021 COMPAS program on COVID-19 addresses a wide range of fundamental ethical and political challenges that are raised by this public health crisis, including liberty and privacy concerns raised by the efforts to contain the virus, equity concerns involving health care access and outcomes, disruptions to “normal” work and family life, and the challenges of governing a democracy under crisis conditions, among other topics. 

We invite submissions that express reflections on the ethical challenges of COVID-19 and its consequences through the medium of photography.

In keeping with the COMPAS program’s mission of promoting informed and civil discussion of controversial public issues, we welcome contributions from a variety of perspectives on the issues at stake.


Submission and Awards

Please submit entries to the 2021 COMPAS Photography Contest here.

All submissions must be received by March 1, 2021.

First and second place cash prizes, of $500 and $250 respectively, will be awarded in each of three categories: Ohio State students, Ohio State faculty and staff, and general public. Winning entries will also be featured on the CEHV website.

Entries will be judged by a panel of expert photographers, and winners will be announced by the end of March 2021. 


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