Students can submit a single image or a series, up to six images per entry. There is no limit to the number of entries a student can submit; however, all submissions must be made by students currently enrolled in college or high school.
FASHION/PORTRAITURE From glamour to grunge, show us some style; self-portraits welcome.
DOCUMENTARY/PHOTOJOURNALISM Budding reporters, hit the beat. Both the front lines and the back rooms count, with plenty of room for the in-between. Show us the issues, people and events in your periphery.
STILL LIFE Evoke the aroma in a steaming cup of joe or send us the best from your studio lighting setups—if it’s stationary, it counts.
TRAVEL/LANDSCAPE From your summer fling in Paris to your hiking trip to Machu Picchu, or simply hanging out in the hood or your favorite day at the beach—we want to see where you’ve been.
FINE ART/PERSONAL WORK Your chance to get creative and conceptual— the offbeat, unique and beautiful work that doesn’t fit in the above categories.
PRE COLLEGE—ANY SUBJECT OK, you’re making the grade, you’ve got what it takes. If you’re a high school student and a budding shutterbug, show us your shots from any of the above categories and prove it. Don’t worry, you’ll be judged against your peers.
MULTIMEDIA/VIDEO Budding directors, get moving and submit your best clips—the sky’s the limit—up to 20 minutes in length or 100 MB file size.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Additional People's Choice Winners will be featured in our PDNedu Contest Gallery.
Grand-Prize Winners, one per category, will receive a Nikon digital camera, a Crumpler bag, a B&H gift card and Canson Infinity paper products from our generous sponsors.
All Winners and Honorable Mentions will get a one-year subscription to PDN®.
College-Level Grand Prize Winners will receive a portfolio consultation with a PDN® editor.
The Precollege Winner will receive a review with Dennis Keeley, chair of Photography and Imaging at Art Center College of Design
ELIGIBILITY: Currently enrolled students Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: You retain copyright to your photograph and the Sponsors may not sell your photo entry for a fee
USAGE RIGHTS: All entries may be posted online so that viewers may view all competing entries. And winning entries may be used in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest for a period of 24 months from the date winners are notified and in that time all photos will be under protection of PDN copyright.