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JHL Announces Cover Photo Contest!

JHL is your journal, and we want to feature your photos!

Journal of Human Lactation’s (JHL) cover changed in 2012 – and is about to change again! The basic layout will stay the same, but they plan to replace the 4 cover photos with new ones, for the February-November 2013 issues. 

The 4 photos portray the broad field of human lactation, from the IBCLC helping new mothers (such as images of the caring professional with a breastfeeding mom; teaching a class, etc) along with the harder science of lactation (picture: test tubes of milk; microscope slides, etc).

Please send us your photos! We are looking for images representing a range of backgrounds, contexts, and cultures, and we do need ‘hard science’ photos as well as those from the clinical scene.


  • Keep photo clear with minimal background interference.
  • Photos should be jpeg files: 300 ppi .jpg; at least 2100 pixels wide x 1500 pixels high
  • Email photos to:
  • We may not be able to respond to each message separately, but as confirmation of your submission, you should receive an auto-response message.
  • Include your name (assuming you are the photographer) and full contact information with preferably a second email address.


  • Deadline is November 10 2012. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • If a recognizable person features in the photo (ie, face of mother/baby/clinician etc), you must have a photo consent form. If your photo is a contender for publication, we will require subjects to sign a specific consent form, so only send photos if you know you can obtain permission from the subject.
  • As the photographer, you will need to sign non-exclusive copyright – in other words, you allow JHL to use the photo, but you are free to use it elsewhere as you choose.
  • If we believe the photo is a potential winner, we will contact you again before the deadline to talk to you and ensure we have the correct forms.

Questions? Email


One Response to JHL Announces Cover Photo Contest!

  1. Anne Altshuler 23 October 2012 at 20:05 #

    I miss the previous covers of breastfeeding as depicted in art. While the intent to portray the lactation field and IBCLCs at work is commendable, the 4 photos are too small to make much of an impact. Why not have one larger photo on each cover, and change them each month?

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