Enhancing the profession to ensure quality patient care.
are worth celebrating. You work hard for your team. You make the operating room
efficient while ensuring patient safety. You deserve recognition! That’s why, in
1984, the Association of Surgical Technologists Board of Directors dedicated
the third week in September to recognizing you and your profession. National
Surgical Technologists Week has been celebrated every year since and has become
a national phenomenon.
AST wants to know what you love about being a surgical technologist!
For our NSTW contest this year "Surgical Technologists Have Heart," we’re asking you to enter our photo/video contest by submitting either a:
All qualifying entries will be entered into a drawing for prizes and may be posted to AST’s YouTube channel, Facebook page or other social media networks. A link to the entry portal will be posted on this page once the contest is live. Please review the complete list of rules before entering.
Photos/videos must be submitted through the contest website between September 3 and September 30. Although entries will continue to be visible online through October 7 for voting, new entries will not be accepted after September 30.
We encourage you to vote, like and share contest photos/video using the link to the contest gallery to raise awareness of the profession and the important role of the surgical technologist. However, the number of votes received WILL NOT impact your photo/video’s eligibility for the three top prizes.
REMINDER: The number of votes for
an entry will have NO impact on whether it qualifies for the drawing but will
make it eligible for AST promotional prizes. Liking and sharing your entry and
others’ raises awareness and help the public understand the profession and the
role of the surgical technologist.
Surgical Technologists Have Heart Contest Prizes
The top three prizes will be drawn from a pool of all eligible entries.
Additional Prizes: After
the top three prizes have been drawn, the photos/videos with the most votes
will receive an AST promotional item, such as a computer messenger bag, cooler