Share your photos from Duke Time Off 2022

The 2022 Duke Time Off Photo Campaign begins today, and staff and faculty at Duke University and the Duke University Health System are invited to share photos of their summer fun away from work.

To be eligible for the prizes, photographs must be taken between now (May 25, 2022) and August 8, 2022, and shared by current university and healthcare system staff and faculty during the same time period. . The submission deadline is 12 p.m. on August 8. Winners will be announced on [email protected] in late August.

We welcome photos of your special moments and adventures that capture your summer respite – everything from a backyard barbecue to a long-awaited trip as the pandemic subsides.

How to share your summer 2022 photos:

  • Post and tag a photo on Twitter, instagram or Facebook with #DukeTimeOff. Tell us what you do with your free time. Don’t forget to include #DukeTimeOff in your publication, so that we can find your photos on social networks.
  • If you’re not on social media or prefer to share your photo in another way, go to to upload your photo.

Although we welcome and encourage frequent submissions, only the first image will be entered for each submission whenever a submission contains multiple images. Photo and video collages are not eligible for prizes.

During the campaign, the [email protected] editorial team will reward Duke-themed articles from the Duke eStore. Grand prizes awarded at the end of the campaign include:

  • A “Classic Package for Two” at Washington Duke Inn, which includes a king or double/twin room for one night and a full breakfast for two in the Vista room or through room service. Sunday brunch is not eligible.
  • A Walk with lemurs for four with Lemur Center Executive Director Greg Dye – Courtesy of Duke Lemur Center

Last year, staff and faculty shared about 420 photos, including one capturing Coyote Gulch in Escalante, Utah, by Meera Gandhi.

Gandhi, medical assistant at Duke Urgent Care and winner of the grand prize in 2021, has several trips planned this summer, including visits to Italy, Switzerland and California.

Gandhi enjoys her time off benefit at Duke because it gives her the opportunity to spend time in nature, where she said she feels most like herself. She can recharge before returning to the clinic, when providing medical care to patients.

“I try to live a life that feels most authentic to me, that is in touch with the natural beauty that we have like rivers, trees, mountains, beaches and sunsets. Being outdoors m helps practice mindfulness, which ultimately gives me the most peace in everyday life,” she said. “Especially with COVID and being inside a clinic, it’s grounded. “

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