Photography contest to illustrate what family means to you

Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island is holding a photography contest for photographs that portray family life, as part of its celebration of National Assisted Living Week.

Entries should portray a moment that illustrates “what family means to you,” as Brandywine Living’s theme for this year’s National Assisted Living Week is “Family is forever.”

Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place entries. Additionally, a “fan favorite” will be awarded at the Photo Fête Party on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. The party is open to the public and will offer cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and photo displays. Additionally, some of photographer Andy Gordon’s work will be on display.

“This is our first time doing the photography contest,” said Brandywine Living Director of Community Relations Jeannie Elgin. “Every year, we have a different theme and hold different events for National Assisted Living Week.”

Entries in the photography contest must be submitted by Aug. 31, in the care of Jeannie Elgin.

All entries should include identification and a 3.5-by-5-inch index card with an explanation of how the photo embraces what family means to the photographer. The entries should also include the photographer’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number and email address. Display easels are appreciated, Elgin noted. All contestants who enter are giving Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island permission to use their photograph for promoting or sharing its programs.

In addition to the photography contest and party, Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island will hold an “Apple & Art” event — a craft show with food vendors — in its parking lot on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call Jeannie Elgin at (302) 436-0808 or email