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What Makes Milwaukee healthy or unhealthy? 

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Milwaukee Elevate Photovoice Contest

MKE Elevate would like to invite you to tell your story of community health by participating in a Photovoice contest, which allows community members the opportunity to show us what impacts health in Milwaukee. 


Why participate? 

To help inform development of our Community Health Improvement Plan MKE Elevate (See MKE Elevate's webpage for more information) and illustrate health in Milwaukee.  


How does it work?

  1. Take up to 5 photos of something that represents your answer to “What makes Milwaukee healthy or unhealthy?"

  2. Write a brief caption (250 words max) describing each photo you submit.  

    • Contestants should provide a description of the photo that highlights how the photo represents a healthy or unhealthy Milwaukee and what it means to themselves and others. 

    • Participants are encouraged to be creative with their caption, and are welcome to use varied writing styles (poetry, narrative, story, persuasive, etc.) 

    • Captions must not be discriminatory or oppressive (this includes, but is not limited to, discrimintory language on the grounds of  race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief and age).


Submission Instructions

Submit photos and caption using this Google form. All photos must be submitted through the form by September 16 at 5 PM CST. 



All participants who submit a photo and caption through the submission form will be entered into a drawing to receive an iPad or one of several gift cards.  


Release & Use of Photos 

Photos submitted through the contest will be analyzed by theme and content to inform development of the Community Health Improvement Plan (MKE Elevate), and may be used in promotional materials. By submitting your photos to the contest, the photographer hereby grants permission to the Milwaukee Health Department for use of their photo(s) in the community health improvement plan and related promotional materials, including on social media. 

For more information, or if you have any questions about the contest, please email  


Photovoice Webinar Recording

On 7/28/22, a webinar was held to share more information about the MKE Elevate Photovoice Campaign. A recording of the webinar is available below or on our youtube channel.




MKE Elevate. Our Health. Our Community. Our Future


MKE Elevate 
City of Milwaukee Health Department
841 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

If you have any questions about the redevelopment, implementation, or evaluation of MKE Elevate or want information about how to become involved with the work of MKE Elevate, please e-mail us at 

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