Share Your 2022 Duke Time Off Photos

Duke staff and faculty are invited to share pictures of summer time off – near and far – for prizes from the Washington Duke Inn, Duke Lemur Center and University Stores

Duke Time Off 2022 campaign begins on May 25.

The 2022 Duke Time Off photo campaign begins today, and Duke University and Duke University Health System staff and faculty area invited to share pictures of their summer fun away from work.

To be eligible for prizes, photographs must be taken between today (May 25, 2022), and Aug. 8, 2022, and shared by current University and Health System staff and faculty during the same time period. The deadline for submissions is 12 p.m. Aug. 8. Winners will be announced on Working@Duke in late August.

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

How to share your 2022 summer pictures:

  • Post and tag a photo on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with #DukeTimeOff. Tell us what you’re doing with your time away from work. Remember to include #DukeTimeOff in your post, so we can find your snapshots on social media.
  • If you’re not on social media or prefer to share your picture another way, go to hr.duke.edu/DukeTimeOff2022 to upload your picture.

While we welcome and encourage frequent submissions, only the first picture will be entered for each submission whenever a submission contains multiple images. Collage photographs and videos are not eligible for prizes.

During the campaign, the Working@Duke editorial team will award Duke-themed merchandise from the Duke eStore. All pictures shared throughout the course of the campaign – May 25, 2022 to Aug. 8, 2022 – will be in the running for these grand prizes:

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

Last year, staff and faculty shared about 420 photos, including one capturing Coyote Gulch in Escalante, Utah, by Meera Gandhi.Meera Gandhi was a grand prize winner in 2021 for this photo of her in Escalante, Utah. Photo courtesy of Meera Gandhi.

Gandhi, a physician assistant with Duke Urgent Care and a grand prize winner in 2021, has several trips planned this summer, including visits to Italy, Switzerland and California.

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

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

Send story ideas, shout-outs and photographs through our story idea form or write working@duke.edu.