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Put Your Purple On!

In Canada, the month of April marks Oral Health Month and the second week of April (April 6-12) is the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s (CDHA’s) National Dental Hygienists Week™. This year, ADHA is excited to partner with CDHA for their National Dental Hygienists Week™ Put Your Purple On! Campaign.

Show off your dental hygiene pride by taking and sharing purple-themed photos through our Put Your Purple On! Photo Contest and our Purple Landmark lightings!

Why Purple?

The color purple is synonymous with dental hygiene and has been the official color of dental professionals since 1897 when lilac was first chosen for the emblem of the National Association of Dental Faculties. Purple has long been the trim color for dental hygiene graduates' caps and gowns and is said to signify compassion, purpose, and inspiration.

Put Your Purple On! Photo Contest

Show your dental hygiene pride by putting your purple on! Capture and share your favorite purple-themed photos- flash mob group shots in purple clothing, purple-themed displays, the limit is your imagination! Three winners will be chosen and each will receive a $100 visa gift card, bragging rights and recognition at ADHA 2019!

Here’s How it works:

  1. Download our Put Your Purple On! Poster
  2. Incorporate the poster into your creative photos
  3. Use the hashtag, #ADHAPurplePride, tag @YourADHA and post on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram! (Photos must be set to public in order to enter.)
  4. We’ll add your photos to our image gallery and the ADHA staff will vote on their favorites. The three winners will each receive a $100 visa gift card, bragging rights and recognition at ADHA 2019!

The contest closes April 30 and winners will be announced May 13.

Contest Rules and Regulations:

PHOTO REPRODUCTION: By participating in this contest ADHA reserves the right to use any submitted photo in any publication or media for future educational and promotional activities/materials, without further notification or any compensation to you. For example, the selected images could assist in the promotion of future events and may be used in professional displays, advertisements, printed publications, and/or on websites and social media. You also acknowledge and agree to waive any right to inspect or approve any future educational and promotional activities/materials that may include your photographs.
CONTEST RULES: In order to enter participants must share a purple-themed photo with the hashtag #ADHAPurple Pride and tag @YourADHA in the post. Posts must be set to public in order to enter. Submissions will be voted on by ADHA staff and three winners will each receive a $100 visa gift card. No purchase necessary. House of Delegates and Trustees are ineligible to win.

Show us your purple pride by lighting your town or city’s landmarks up in purple!

Help us paint the United States and Canada purple! Join ADHA and CDHA by lighting municipal landmarks up in purple (the official color of dental hygiene)! Think about what you want to light up in purple in your community and use our sample letter to make your request. Get a group of colleagues together along with our Put Your Purple On! poster and snap photos featuring these landmarks.

Don’t forget to tag your photos with #ADHAPurplePride and tag @YourADHA so we can add them to our gallery! (Photos must be set to public in order to be added into the gallery)

Purple Pride Photo Gallery