Winners Chosen in Gurwin Photo Contest

Thirty winning entries have been chosen in the 27th annual Gurwin photo contest.

The Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center said the winners were  chosen from among more than 450 entries for permanent display in the 460-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility.

The top prize for best-in-Show this year went to Jan Golden of Stony Brook for her photo “Happy Family.”

Because of Covid-19, the awards ceremony was held on Zoom. 

Tony Lopez (Tony Lopez Photography) and Chris Appoldt (Chris Appoldt Photography)
served as judges for the contest. Residents and staff members also participated in the
selection process, choosing winners in the “Resident/Staff Selections” category. Photos
not selected for display are utilized by Gurwin’s Therapeutic Recreation team as inspiration
for art therapy projects, as well as for reminiscence programs for those with memory
impairment, deeming every submission a “winner.”

“The community support we have received since the Contest’s inception nearly three
decades ago is remarkable and serves to enhance the beauty of our Center,” said Stuart B.
Almer, President and CEO of the Gurwin Healthcare System, of which the Gurwin Jewish
Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a part. “The installation of the new artwork throughout
our Center is something we all look forward to, and we are particularly touched by the
continued support of the community during such a challenging year.”

The Gurwin Photo Contest opens each year for submissions on Feb. 15. Information
on the contest, as well as a gallery of the 2020 winning photos, can be found at

Annual Photo Contest


Winning photos


Photo Contest winner list




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