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Photo Students, Submit Your Best Work

Posted by on November 28, 2012 | Contests/Events


With the fall school semester quickly coming to a close, it’s an ideal time to select your best images for entry in PDNedu‘s tenth annual student photo contest. We’ve got an incredible prize package for winning entries in our seven contest categories and a great line up of judges reviewing the work.

Students can submit a single photo or a series of up to six images per entry, with no limit to the number of entries submitted; however, all submissions must be made by students currently enrolled in college or high school. Online entries only.

All submissions received by Friday, December 21 cost just $12 an entry. If you’re an educator looking to submit on behalf of your class,
contact John Gimenez at jgimenez@pdnonline.com for special group-rate deals.

The selection of gear for grand-prize winners includes 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 also receive a one-year subscription to PDN®.

Another coveted prize for Grand-Prize winners is a portfolio consultation with a PDN® editor (or with Dennis Keeley, chair of Photography and Imaging at Art Center College of Design for the Pre-college category winner).

Additionally, the images of Grand-Prize winners and
selected honorable mentions will be featured in PDNedu’s spring 2013 print issue, in the digital edition and on the PDNedu contest Web
site. The work of select People’s Choice winners will also be featured on our
PDNedu Contest Gallery.

This years judges are:

DENNIS KEELEY, chair of photography and imaging: Art Center College
of Design, Pasadena, CA

CARRIE LEVY, senior photo editor: Wired
magazine, San Francisco, CA

executive director: Griffin
Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

director: Lightwork, Syracuse,

director: ClampArt, New
York, NY


to grunge, show us some style; self-portraits welcome.

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.

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

Your chance
to get creative and conceptual—the offbeat, unique and beautiful work that
doesn’t fit in the above categories.

 If you’re a high school student and
a budding shutterbug, show us your shots from any of the above categories and
prove that you’ve got what it takes. Don’t worry, you’ll be judged against your peers.

directors, get moving and submit your best clips—the sky’s the limit—up to 20
minutes in length or 100 MB file size.

For an overview of past winners, click here to view last year’s Winners’
Gallery. You’ve worked hard all semester, so now it’s time to show us the fruits of your labors. Register here and upload your best work for a head start on success in 2013!