The Pruett Gerontology Center is accepting entries for the eighth annual Images of Aging photo contest until Feb. 11.
Dr. Suzie Macaluso, director of the Pruett Gerontology Center, said the purpose of the contest is to promote positive images of aging.
Students may submit photos in a variation of formats. Photos from last year’s contest are on display on the first floor of the Administration Building outside of the Pruett Gerontology Center.
The contest will feature photos of individuals from several different generations. The final viewing for the contest will take place in the Hunter Welcome Center.
The Pruett Gerontology Center promotes research service on aging studies, which explains the theme of the event.
Macaluso said the Pruett Gerontology Center promotes research service on aging studies, which is implemented into the contest.
“This contest eliminates the stereotype between younger and older generations,” said Macaluso.
Macaluso said there are usually about 40 to 50 entries. Students taking a Sociology of Aging class are required to enter the contest as a course assignment.
In addition, 30 to 40 of the contestants will be invited to the Undergraduate Research Festival Dinner, where the winner will be announced. The top contestant will win $250 added to their student account.
Students interested in participating can contact Macaluso and find entry examples on the Images of Aging blog.