Image Competition

Image Competition

Submit a case-based image for peer review and display at ACR Convergence, the ACR's annual meeting. If accepted, your image will be added to the ACR Rheumatology Image Library collection. One image will be selected as the winner of the Image Competition and published in the Arthritis & Rheumatology journal. The winner will receive complimentary registration to the all-virtual ACR Convergence 2020 meeting.

Image Competition News

Winners will be displayed on the ACR Convergence platform in the Exhibits section.

Image Submission Eligibility

Who is eligible to submit an image
ACR and ARP members and non-members are eligible to submit an image.

Images that are eligible for submission
The ACR seeks images representing a diverse range of patients that show either characteristic or unusual manifestations of the rheumatic disease in the following disease categories:

  • Complications of therapies in rheumatic diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Rheumatic manifestations of COVID-19

Images that are not eligible for submission

  • Images that have been published before the Image Competition submission deadline 
  • Images that are copyrighted
  • Images that have been previously submitted to the Image Competition

Image Submission Guidelines

See the Image Competition Guidelines.

Image Competition Timeline

The 2020 image submission period was April 7 - June 16. The ACR will send notifications of acceptance/rejection to submitters in late August.

Image Permissions

See information about the use of Rheumatology Image Library images, including the annual meeting embargo policy.
Rheumatology Image Library Policies

Image Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following individuals for their outstanding submissions to the Image Competition!


Grand Prize - Tara McGrath, MD, British Columbia, Canada
Not Just a Disease of Ancient 'C-farers': A Case of Scurvy Presenting as Knee Pain and Refusal to Walk in a Developmentally Normal Toddler


Grand Prize - Manjinder Kaur, DO, Tucson, AZ
Thoracic Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-Aortitis: Chest
ACR Image competition winner 2018 Thoracic Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-Aortitis: Chest


Grand Prize - Koji Takasugi, MD, Nagoya, Japan
Polyarteritis Nodosum (PAN), Coronary and Other Aneurysms
Polyarteritis Nodosum (PAN), Coronary and Other Aneurysms

Still Image - Nibha Jain, MD, Ahmedbad, India
Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy: Pachydermia (“Bull-Dog” Appearance)
Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy: Pachydermia

Case Study - Laura Tasan, MD, Pittsburgh, PA
Rosai-Dorfman Disease: Nodal and Extranodal Disease
Rosai-Dorfman Disease: Nodal and Extranodal Disease


Grand Prize - Giorgio Treglia, MD, Bellinzona, Switzerland
3-Dimensional Volume Rendering 18-Fludeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography in Large Vessel Vasculitis
2015 Grand Prize Winner Treglia Large Vessel Vasculitis

Still Image - Ernest Brahn, MD, Los Angeles, CA
Environmental Electron Microscopic Image of Articular Cartilage
2015 Still Category Winner Brahn-Articular-Cartilage

Case Study - Cuoghi Edens, MD, Cleveland, OH
Palmoplantar Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in a Toddler Before and After Treatment with Infliximab
2015 Case Study Winner Edens Psoriatic Arthritis


Grand Prize - Olga Goodman, Houston, TX
Spinal Cord Compression from Tophaceus Gout
2014 Grand Prize Winner


Still Image - Karim Masri, MD, Baltimore, MD
IgA Nephropathy: Mesenteric Vasculitis
2014 Still Category Winner

Case Study - Matthew Koster, MD, Rochester, MN
Atypical Swollen Hand: Mycobacterium Arupense Infection
2014 Case Study Winner