Students and Residents:

    The AFP Photo competition is intended to encourage students and residents to share your stories through photographs about how you use the American Family Physician (AFP) journal. Any aspect of the journal can be discussed including our review articles, covers, and other features like practice guidelines, photo quizzes, Cochrane for Clinicians, algorithms, figures, etc. Photos can feature individuals or groups, ordinary or extraordinary locations, and have a humorous or serious tone. The sky’s the limit, and we look forward to seeing your creative submissions! The winning photo will be published in AFP.

    2021 Winner
    "AFP: American Family Pawsician —  review of the latest and greatest in family medicine with dogtor doodle."

      Alison Nesbitt, DO, first-year resident at the Beaumont Wayne Family Medicine Residency program, Detroit, Mich.

    Contest Rules

    • The 2022 AFP Photo Contest begins on July 15, 2022 and ends on September 2, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT. Winners will be notifed by October 1, 2022.
    • Limit one (1) submission per person.
    • All submissions are welcome, but eligible entrants must be a family medicine medical student or resident located in the United States, the District of Columbia, and other territories under U.S. jurisdiction.
    • Commercially-produced photographs will be disqualified.
    • By submitting your photograph, you are giving AFP permission to share it though the AFP website and social networking platforms.
    • Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final.
    • The prizes include a 1-year print subscription of AFP (approximate retail value: $190.00 ), a $100 gift card, publication of the photo in the print and online versions of AFP and throught AFP social media channelsWinners will be responsible for paying any fees or taxes associated with the prizes.
    • If a photo includes a recognizable person (other than the entrant), the entrant is responsible for obtaining permission from the individual subject (or the subject’s legal guardian if the subject is a minor) prior to submitting the photo for the contest. Entrants must verify upon submission that they have received this permission.
    • Contest entrants retain all rights in their photos; however, by entering the contest, they grant the AAFP and its designees a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, and reproduce the photos in any media now existing or later developed for advertising and promotion of American Family Physician and for any other lawful purpose. Entrants also grant AAFP permission to use their name, city and state/territory in any announcement to the public of the contest results.  Any photo reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. 
    • The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
    • Please email afpedit@aafp.org with any questions..

    2021 Winner
    "Stepping up our knowledge together with our AFP journals!"

      Mikita Patel, MD, second-year resident at the Mclaren Oakland Family Medicine Residency program, Pontiac, Mich.

    How to Submit

    • Photos may be submitted to afpedit@aafp.org and/or posted on Twitter @AFPjournal with the hashtag #afpjournalphoto. Submissions should include a caption or short description (no more than 500 characters with spaces) about what is being shown in the photograph.
    • Submission deadline is September 2, 2022 by 5 p.m. CT.
    • Limit one (1) submission per person.
    • Commercially-produced photographs will be disqualified.
    • Note that by submitting your photograph to the competition, you are giving AFP permission to share it though the AFP website and social networking platforms.
    • All submissions are welcome, but contest winners must be a medical student or resident in family medicine.


    • All winners will have their photo shared in the print and online versions of AFP, and shared through AFP social media channels; receive a $100 gift card and a free 1-year print subscription of AFP. Honorable mentions will have their photo shared through AFP social media channels.
    • Winners will be selected based on creativity, originality, and clarity in demonstrating how they use the journal.
    • Winners will notified by October 1, 2022.


    2021 Winner
    "Each month, Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residents, Faculty, and Alumni gather virtually to discuss the most recent AFP articles. It has been a wonderful way to connect with each other, especially during COVID-19. These monthly discussions have also connected Family Physicians across the country – from California to Boston!"

      Zoe Gordon, MD, MPH, fourth-year resident at the Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency program, Lawrence, Mass.