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Photo submission rules:

  • Photos can be serious or humorous, clinical or social—anything you think members would appreciate seeing on the Journal cover that represents perioperative nursing.
  • Photos will also be considered for use within Journal articles.
  • Clinical practice photos must adhere to AORN Guideline recommendations.
  • Photos should include a brief caption explaining it.
  • Photos must be in a TIFF or JPEG format with a minimum of 300 dpi.
  • A signed permission form will be required from all individuals in the photo prior to publication.

PHOTO RELEASE (Photos selected for publication will also require signed releases from all individuals in the photo.)

By submitting this photograph (the “Photo”) to AORN I am entering the AORN Journal Photo Contest and agreeing to the following.

I understand that if my Photo is chosen by AORN for a Journal cover or any other use, AORN will own the Photo. I hereby grant to AORN, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, employees, agents, successors and assigns, the right to use, simulate and portray my name, likeness, image, and any accompanying testimonial in and in connection with the Photo in the AORN Journal and in all media and distribution channels of any kind, whether now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, for both educational and commercial purposes. To the extent the Photo contains recognizable images of my employer health care facility, my facility has approved my participation in and AORN’s use of the Photo as described above. All individuals who appear in the Photo appear willingly, understand, and have agreed to the above-described use and publication by AORN. If selected by AORN, I will provide written releases from each individual appearing in the Photo prior to any distribution by AORN.

I hereby release and discharge AORN, its affiliates and agents, from any and all claims, demands or causes of action that I may now have or may hereafter have for libel, defamation, invasion of privacy or right of publicity, infringement of copyright or violation of any other right arising out of or relating to any such use of my name, likeness, image, and/or testimonial in and in connection with the publication, distribution, promotion, advertising and exploitation of one or more segments of the Photos.

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Photos accepted for publication will be entered into our Best Cover Photo Contest for a chance to win up to $500!