Enter the NNAP photo competition 2022

Has your baby been cared for in a neonatal unit in England or Wales? If so, why not enter our photo competition?
Baby Olive in the neonatal unit
Photo by Ben Turner

The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) is looking for photographs that tell a story about your baby's care on the neonatal unit. We'd also like a caption that describes the picture, the aspect of your baby's care it shows and what it means to you.

What is the National Neonatal Audit Programme?

The NNAP helps neonatal units to improve the care they provide to babies who need specialist treatment. This includes babies who are born too early, with a low birth weight or who have medical conditions. We use information about the care of these babies to help hospitals to improve the care and outcomes for other babies in the future.

Each year, the NNAP produces a national annual report, and parent and carer guide to the audit, Your baby's care. This national report recommends how we can improve neonatal care in England and Wales. 

The full NNAP report and information about each hospital are available on NNAP Online. We want to include your pictures and stories in our reports to help us show why it's so important to continue to improve care. 

Details about the NNAP photo competition 

We're looking for pictures that show the following aspects of you and your baby's experience:

  1. Looking after your baby at the time of birth
  2. Your baby getting help breathing 
  3. Getting involved with your baby's care 
  4. Soothing your baby while they receive treatment 
  5. Your baby getting help feeding (tube feeding, breastfeeding and expressing for baby
  6. Your baby on the unit and at two years' old 

You can enter up to one photo per category. The deadline for entries is 8 July 2022.

After the deadline, we will select at least one photo per category to be used within our reports. We will also select one photo from all entries to be used on the front cover of the NNAP national reports. These selected entries may also be used in other NNAP promotional materials or as part of our future publications. 

How to enter

  • Read and agree to the terms and conditions within the competition entry - form below
  • Complete the competition entry form
  • Send the form and your photograph (see next paragraph) via email to NNAP@rcpch.ac.uk

The photograph should be a high-resolution JPEG file. We recommend a resolution of 300dpi wherever possible. You can submit a lower resolution photo, but we may not be able to use it in in the report. 
Feedback from previous entrants was overwhelming positive, with parents appreciating the opportunity to share their experiences. 

If you have any questions about the competition, please email NNAP@rcpch.ac.uk or call 0207 092 6158

We look forward to seeing your photos!