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The future is now! Robotic-assisted surgery is available at Kearney Regional Medical Center, including the addition of two new robots: the da Vinci Xi surgical robot and the Mako total hip/knee robot.

To help showcase this exciting new technology, a contest is being held for aspiring designers and robotics enthusiasts.

 Contest Description: Create an engaging graphic design showcasing robotic-assisted surgery.

Designs can be a graphic design collage or illustration. Applicants will choose from a bank of high-resolution product images of the da Vinci and Mako robots, and add in additional graphics and creative elements to make their design. Let your creativity run free—show us what you think of this futuristic technology!

 The winning designer will receive:

  • $200 Amazon gift card!
  • Private, behind-the-scenes tour of Kearney Regional Medical Center’s surgery center
  • Live demonstration and hands-on experience with both robots
  • Display of your design on an electronic billboard and on social media
  • Recognition and feature in local media stories

Design Parameters:

  • Size must be 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Submitted format should be a JPG or PNG
  • Design must include one image of both the da Vinci and Mako robots (select from these images)
  • Product images should remain in their unedited format – but additional designs can be added to the background/surrounding area
  • The Kearney Regional Medical Center logo will be added to the winning design

Contest Rules:

  • Text, imagery, and additional stock photos/graphics must all be in good taste
  • Illustrations are acceptable if accurately depicting robots
  • Winner will be picked by creativity, showcasing of robotic-assisted technology, and overall design
  • Contest is open to all ages
  • Multiple entries per person are acceptable.
  • Deadline for submission is 8:00 a.m. CST on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Winner will be announced on Friday, August 30th and contacted by phone.

Disclaimers: contest is not associated or endorsed by Intuitive Technology, Stryker or Amazon.com. All images are copyrighted by Intuitive Technology and Stryker.

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Terms & Conditions


The prize of a $200 Amazon gift card is not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. In order to receive a prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by Kearney Regional Medical Center. Participants must provide valid and accurate contact information.

Eligibility and Limitations:

There is no limitation on age. A parent or guardian of any participant who is 18 years or younger must sign a release on behalf of the minor to be eligible to receive a prize.

Employees of Kearney Regional Medical Center are not eligible to win, but members of their immediate family ARE eligible to participate and win. This includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, and other relations.

Selections will be made without names on submissions as to not choose a winner based on any ties to employees at Kearney Regional Medical Center. The judging panel will be made up of staff members and surgeons that practice at Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Conduct and Decisions:

By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant Kearney Regional Medical Center exclusive permission to use their name and likenesses, and their design, in connection with this contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.


Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants.

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