Congratulations to the Winners of Gurwin's 30th Annual Photo Contest!

We’d like to thank our panel of professional photographers who helped select this year’s winning photos for their expertise and their time — Tony Lopez of East End Film & Digital Corp., Chris Appoldt of Christopher Appoldt Photography, and Christopher Geminski of The Tiffen Company, as well as the Gurwin residents and staff members who judged the Resident/Staff Selection category. With more than 400 entries, choosing the best of the best was no easy task!

All winners are being honored at an awards ceremony to be held at the Cummack Public Library, adjacent to our Gurwin campus on Hauppauge Road,  on November 16, 2023. Please see our list of winners below, and stay tuned to view photos from the event, and our 2023 Tiffen Gallery additions.

Gurwin 2023 Photo Contest winnersAbout our Unique Photo Contest

This year marks Gurwin’s 30th year hosting Long Island’s premier photography contest.   Each year, submissions are solicited from amateur photographers and students from all over the world.  Up to seven 8×10 printed photos are accepted per photographer at a $5 donation per entry.  Photos entered are judged by a panel of professional photographers, and winners in each category, as well as Best In Show honors, are presented at an awards ceremony in early summer.  Photos chosen by our judges are enlarged to 20×28 prints, beautifully frame and displayed permanently in our 460-bed nursing and rehabilitation center for the enjoyment of our residents, staff and visitors.  Every entry is a winner in our unique contest, in that submitted prints are used in art therapy and reminiscence programs for residents and adult day program participants throughout the year.

On behalf of the 460 residents who call Gurwin “home,” their families, and our staff and volunteers, thank you to all those who entered for sharing your talent with us.  Enjoy perusing through our 2023 Winner’s Gallery:

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For more information about the Gurwin Photo Contest or any of our services, please contact the Gurwin Corporate Communications office at (631) 715-2569, or email