Announcing the ASSH Photo Contest

January 10, 2019

We're seeking photos from you, an ASSH member, of you and your colleagues to feature on the Hand Society website. Each week, we'll feature a different category for inspiration, and you'll have the opportunity to upload photos taken from your cell phone or camera. No experience necessary!

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Full Photo List

1/10 - 1/18: Patient Care in Hand Surgery

We're looking for photos in clinic of doctors and patients of all ages/races, including:

  • Clinical assessment
  • Physician/patient interaction
  • Explaining radiographs to patients
  • Physicians in lab coats
  • A physician showing a patient an ASSH brochure

As well as shots around the office, such as:

  • Administrative staff
  • Hand surgeon on the phone
  • Hand surgeon using a computer
  • Hand surgeon using a phone/tablet
  • Hand surgeon reading an ASSH textbook

We're also looking for hand therapy shots, including:

  • Splinting
  • Hand therapy exercises


1/18 - 1/25: Hand Surgery Education

Show us your learning environment by submitting photos of the following:

  • A group of surgeons learning
  • A mentor with his/her arm around their mentee
  • A mentor with group of mentees
  • Anatomy lab (sans gory photos)


1/25 - 2/1: Hand Surgery In Action

We want to see hand surgery in action! Submit your OR images, which may include:

  • Training assistance
  • Scrubbing in
  • Tools (alone or in use)
  • Surgical team in action
  • Surgical team and/or a hand surgeon looking at the camera


2/1 - 2/8: The Essence of Hand Surgery

What does hand surgery mean to you? Give us a glimpse of the following:

  • Your hand club
  • Your hand surgery mentors/friends
  • You traveling for a meeting (at the airport, in a coffee shop)
  • International congress
  • Hand surgery podium discussions
  • A hand surgeon, resident or fellow standing outside of your hospital/office
  • You and your family
  • You partaking in a hobby
  • You vacationing



President L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS invites you to take part in a special extension of this contest with a bonus week focused on hand art starting Friday, February 8 and open indefinitely. Send us your photos of hand art that could include:

  • Your personal collection of stamps or coins
  • Statues
  • Paintings or murals
  • Photographs
  • Etc.

President Levin will use a collection of these submitted photos for part of the Opening Ceremonies at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, September 5-7.


And the winner is...

If your photo is chosen to be featured on the ASSH website, we'll send you a free copy of the upcoming ASSH coffee table book that includes a collection of original drawings by J. William Littler, MD. The book will be available by September 2019.



By submitting a photo for the ASSH photo contest, you are ensuring that all subjects depicted in your submission have consented. You are granting ASSH permission to use the submitted photo on the ASSH website and in other digital media.