Call for Photos: Active Lifestyle Photo Contest

February 02, 2017

BENNINGTON, VT—February 2, 2017—Community members are invited to submit photos of Vermonters living an active lifestyle for the newly renovated Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Orthopedics practice on Dewey Street in Bennington.

“Our health is affected by the amount of activity we incorporate into our daily lives,” said Jonathan Cluett, MD, physician at SVMC Orthopedics. “We are proud of our role in helping patients maintain their favorite activities even after a significant injury and throughout their lives.”

Participants should photograph people being active in Bennington County and its surrounding communities. Examples of activities participants may photograph include hiking, biking, running, or team sports. Entrants can submit photos for consideration electronically at through April 1.

Entries will be judged by a panel based on creativity, photographic quality, genuineness, connection to local community, and relation to healthy behaviors. Preference will be given to photos with a connection to the local area, including Southwestern Vermont, Western New York, and Northern Massachusetts.

Winners from two categories, Youth (18 years and younger) and Adult (19 years and older), will be honored. The top prize is $300. Photographs will be featured at SVHC’s newly renovated orthopedics practice on Dewey Street in Bennington.

To learn more and enter the contest, visit or call Ashley Jowett at 802- 447-5019.


Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), which includes 19 primary and specialty care practices. Primary care offices are located in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, and Wilmington. To learn more, visit

Southwestern Vermont Health Care complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.