IHM Photo Contest


Every Picture Tells A Story

4. Photo Collage Step 4

Did an IHM  sister encourage you to obtain a college degree or sing in the church choir? Or perhaps a sister inspired you to help the less fortunate in your community. We invite you to send us your favorite photo of how your story has been impacted by an IHM Sister for the chance to win a prize and be featured in future IHM communications.

3. Photo Step 3



The photo contest begins April 30, 2018 and ends June 30, 2018. Entries submitted before or after these dates will not be eligible. Entries may originate in any format—including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color prints, or black and white prints. Images may be submitted electronically in a .JPEG .jpg, or.png form to sistersofihmdevelopment@gmail.com and must include the required information below. Or you can mail the required information along with your photo to: IHM Center - Development Office, Attn: Photo Contest, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509. Employees and members of the Congregation are ineligible to participate.


Photographer’s Full Name: __________________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________________

Phone Number: ___________________________________________________

Street Address: ___________________________________________________

City: ______________________________ State: _____ Zip Code ___________

Photo title:__________________________________________

Brief photo description:_______________________________________________



Judging will be conducted by a panel of IHM sisters and IHM employees. Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, artistic merit, and images that showcase a moment in life impacted by the Sisters of IHM. Photos including an IHM Sister will receive extra consideration.


  • First Prize – A 2018-19 Silver Circle membership which will be entered into monthly drawings with 330 chances to win prizes ranging $50 to $1,000.
  • First Runner-up – Lessons from Life – A Book with Reflections for Busy People by the Sisters of IHM. 
  • Second Runner-up – A five-pack of IHM Remembrance Cards to honor or memorialize someone special. Donations will be waived on all cards which feature a rendering of an original photo taken by Sister Jan Marie Kalyan, IHM.

Winners will be notified via the contact information provided at time of entry.