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Fall Photo Contest

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With 31 different categories, divided into beginning and advanced, there is something for everyone.


Entry Fee

  • $1 per entry for ATPI members
  • $2 per entry for non-ATPI members


Divisions

  • Beginning/Middle School
  • Advanced
  • Instructor


Deadline

  • October 31st, 2014 at 11:59 PM Central

Student Categories

Digital:

  • Thematic (Go!)
  • Architecture-Cityscape
  • Landscape
  • Nature
  • Informal-Environmental Portrait
  • Studio Portrait
  • Advertising
  • Animal
  • Time Exposure
  • Sports-Action
  • Sports-Reaction
  • Advertising
  • Still Life
  • Student Life
  • Travel
  • Fashion
  • Open
  • Cell/Smartphone Image
  • Portfolio*
  • Digitally Constructed Single Images*

Print:

  • B&W Darkroom Print
  • Alternative Processes

Video/Multimedia:

  • News (3-minute max)
  • Music Video (5-minute max)
  • Advertisement/PSA (1-minute max)
  • Dramatic Short Film (5-minute max)
  • Comedic Short Film (5-minute max)
  • Thematic – Go! (3-minute max)
  • Documentary (unlimited)
  • In-Camera Feature (1 min max, no editing)
  • Multimedia Projects*

Rules and Submission Guidelines

  • All Digital entries must be submitted through the new ATPI online contest site. All Video entries must be uploaded to Vimeo and shared to the ATPI group page. All multimedia entries must provide a URL through the online contest site. Do not wait until the last minute to upload entries.
  • Students may not enter more than three images into any category and should edit entries carefully.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in the 2014-15 school year to compete. Images must be entered in the advanced division if the high school student was enrolled in a high school photography class prior to this school year. Black-and-white and color images will be judged together.
  • Students are encouraged to not enter the same image in multiple categories. The judges tend to judge these photos more harshly.
  • Print categories should be matted or mounted on 11×14 black or white mount board. No poster board.
  • Digital entries must be submitted through ATPI’s Online Contest system. Division, Category, Student name, school name, school city, and teacher name must be typed into the metadata caption/description field in the File Info window in Photoshop. All images should be in JPEG format, saved at maximum quality, with a maximum dimension (width or height) of 2500 pixels. Full instructions for image size and file info found here.
  • *Digitally constructed single images means that images have been constructed by use of computer software. These images must have photographic elements (such as originally from a digital camera, film image, scanned materials, still-video frame, etc.); entries that are composed solely of graphic-arts elements are not eligible. All components of the entry must be the original work of the student.
  • Multimedia projects can include Soundslide shows, electronic portfolios, video podcasts, animation sequences, multimedia, Web sites, etc and will be submitted by URL on the entry form.
  • The Portfolio category is a five-image portfolio. These entries should have 1-5 in the file name and count as a single entry.
  • Instructor entries are single images that compete in one large category. Instructors may enter as many entries as they wish. There is also an instructor portfolio category that should contain five images with 1-5 in the file name and count as a single entry.
  • Video entries will require a free Vimeo account, but once the school signs up, students will upload videos to the ATPI group page by going to http://vimeo.com/groups/atpi. To format and export video files optimized for Vimeo, check out http://www.vimeo.com/help/basics. Video entries must be uploaded by the deadline and tagged with the category and division (Beginning/Middle School or Advanced.)
  • Entry forms and shipping information for prints and fees form available here.

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Contest Statistics

2014 Contest totals:

  • 6706 entries
  • 83 schools
  • 685 winners

Category totals:

Advertising
Beginning – 66
Advanced – 104
Animals
Beginning – 197
Advanced – 301
Architecture-Cityscape
Beginning – 182
Advanced – 303
Cell Phone
Beginning – 128
Advanced – 185
Digitally Constructed
Beginning – 18
Advanced – 130
Faculty – 103
Faculty Portfolio – 5
Fashion
Beginning – 30
Advanced – 73
Formal Portrait
Beginning – 50
Advanced – 165
Informal Portrait
Beginning – 214
Advanced – 510
Landscape
Beginning – 129
Advanced – 251
Nature
Beginning – 347
Advanced – 374
Open
Beginning – 172
Advanced – 318
Portfolio
Beginning – 10
Advanced – 78
Sports-Action
Beginning – 113
Advanced – 299
Sports-Reaction
Beginning – 48
Advanced – 158
Still Life
Beginning – 158
Advanced – 270

Student Life
Beginning – 161
Advanced – 293
Thematic
Beginning – 58
Advanced – 104
Time Exposure
Beginning – 33
Advanced – 121
Travel
Beginning – 59
Advanced – 159
Multimedia
Beginning -
Advanced -
Video – PSA/Ad
Beginning -
Advanced -
Video – Comedic Short Film
Beginning -
Advanced -
Video – Dramatic Short Film
Beginning -
Advanced -
Video – Documentary
Beginning -
Advanced -
Video – News
Beginning -
Advanced -
Video – Music
Beginning -
Advanced -
Video – In-Camera Feature
Beginning -
Advanced -
Video – Thematic
Beginning -
Advanced -
Alternative Process Print
Beginning -
Advanced -
BW Darkroom Print
Beginning -
Advanced –

2013 Contest totals:

  • 5219 entries
  • 59 schools
  • 449 winners

Category totals:

Advertising
Beginning – 61
Advanced – 82
Animals
Beginning – 146
Advanced – 205
Architecture-Cityscape
Beginning – 144
Advanced – 203
Cell Phone
Beginning – 97
Advanced – 130
Digitally Constructed
Beginning – 32
Advanced – 111
Faculty – 96
Faculty Portfolio – 7
Fashion
Beginning – 34
Advanced – 49
Formal Portrait
Beginning – 43
Advanced – 96
Informal Portrait
Beginning – 182
Advanced – 410
Landscape
Beginning – 101
Advanced – 231
Nature
Beginning – 277
Advanced – 272
Open
Beginning – 170
Advanced – 236
Portfolio
Beginning – 6
Advanced – 42

Sports-Action
Beginning – 99
Advanced – 200
Still Life
Beginning – 148
Advanced – 238
Student Life
Beginning – 143
Advanced – 161
Thematic
Beginning – 117
Advanced – 196
Time Exposure
Beginning – 55
Advanced – 93
Travel
Beginning – 40
Advanced – 119
Video – PSA/Ad
Beginning – 0
Advanced – 5
Video – News
Beginning – 3
Advanced – 6
Video – Music
Beginning – 0
Advanced – 4
Video – Short Film
Beginning – 3
Advanced – 4
Alternative Process Print
Beginning – 3
Advanced – 17
BW Darkroom Print
Beginning – 64
Advanced – 38

2012 Contest totals:

  • 7517 entries
  • 77 schools
  • 460 winners

Category totals:

Advertising
Beginning – 60
Advanced – 122
Animals
Beginning – 257
Advanced – 262
Architecture-Cityscape
Beginning – 187
Advanced – 354
Cell Phone
Beginning – 128
Advanced – 190
Digitally Constructed
Beginning – 15
Advanced – 148
Faculty – 151
Fashion
Beginning – 62
Advanced – 101
Formal Portrait
Beginning – 40
Advanced – 152
Informal Portrait
Beginning – 200
Advanced – 515
Landscape
Beginning – 156
Advanced – 286
Nature
Beginning – 348
Advanced – 352
Open
Beginning – 228
Advanced – 362
Portfolio
Beginning – 17
Advanced – 84

Sports-Action
Beginning – 141
Advanced – 281
Still Life
Beginning – 194
Advanced – 255
Student Life
Beginning – 188
Advanced – 226
Thematic
Beginning – 57
Advanced – 98
Time Exposure
Beginning – 60
Advanced – 141
Travel
Beginning – 59
Advanced – 165
Video – PSA/Ad
Beginning – 1
Advanced – 10
Video – News
Beginning – 1
Advanced – 16
Video – Music
Beginning – 0
Advanced – 2
Video – Short Film
Beginning – 0
Advanced – 17
Alternative Process Print
Beginning -
Advanced -
BW Darkroom Print
Beginning -
Advanced –

2011 Contest totals:

  • 6390 entries
  • 60 schools
  • 456 winners

Category totals:

Advertising
Beginning – 94
Advanced – 112
Animals
Beginning – 175
Advanced – 200
Architecture-Cityscape
Beginning – 209
Advanced – 304
Cell Phone
Beginning – 116
Advanced – 138
Digitally Constructed
Beginning – 44
Advanced – 105
Documentary-Travel
Beginning – 16
Advanced – 47
Faculty – 135
Fashion
Beginning – 47
Advanced – 82
Formal Portrait
Beginning – 34
Advanced – 154
Informal Portrait
Beginning – 209
Advanced – 396
Landscape
Beginning – 168
Advanced – 238
Nature
Beginning – 310
Advanced – 270
New Media
Beginning – 0
Advanced – 0

News
Beginning – 14
Advanced – 55
Open
Beginning – 223
Advanced – 350
Sports-Action
Beginning – 151
Advanced – 188
Still Life
Beginning – 152
Advanced – 262
Student Life
Beginning – 141
Advanced – 173
Thematic
Beginning – 84
Advanced – 149
Time Exposure
Beginning – 26
Advanced – 97
Video – PSA/Ad
Beginning – 5
Advanced – 13
Video – News
Beginning – 0
Advanced – 9
Video – Music
Beginning – 2
Advanced – 4
Video – Short Film
Beginning – 3
Advanced – 24
Alternative Process Print
Beginning – 0
Advanced – 6
BW Darkroom Print
Beginning – 119
Advanced – 140

2010 Contest totals:

  • 6145 entries
  • 75 schools
  • 445 winners

Category totals:

Advertising
Beginning – 50
Advanced – 143
Animals
Beginning – 163
Advanced – 258
Architecture-Cityscape
Beginning – 137
Advanced – 371
Cell Phone
Beginning – 63
Advanced – 68
Digitally Constructed
Beginning – 39
Advanced – 103
Documentary-Travel
Beginning – 2
Advanced – 47
Faculty – 138
Fashion
Beginning – 31
Advanced – 108
Formal Portrait
Beginning – 24
Advanced – 145
Informal Portrait
Beginning – 204
Advanced – 505
Landscape
Beginning – 127
Advanced – 282
Nature
Beginning – 308
Advanced – 407
New Media
Beginning – 2
Advanced – 1

News
Beginning – 20
Advanced – 22
Open
Beginning – 196
Advanced – 371
Sports-Action
Beginning – 103
Advanced – 253
Still Life
Beginning – 140
Advanced – 319
Student Life
Beginning – 220
Advanced – 119
Thematic
Beginning – 18
Advanced – 40
Time Exposure
Beginning – 42
Advanced – 146
Video – PSA/Ad
Beginning – 15
Advanced – 20
Video – News
Beginning – 3
Advanced – 19
Video – Music
Beginning – 4
Advanced – 6
Video – Short Film
Beginning – 16
Advanced – 14
Alternative Process Print
Beginning – 3
Advanced – 19
BW Darkroom Print
Beginning – 111
Advanced – 45


2009 Contest totals:

  • 7715 entries
  • 80 schools
  • 409 winners

Category totals:

Advertising
Beginning – 53
Advanced – 79
Animals
Beginning – 184
Advanced – 271
Architecture-Cityscape
Beginning – 204
Advanced – 336
Digitally Constructed
Beginning – 74
Advanced – 147
Documentary-Travel
Beginning -
Advanced -
Faculty – 207
Fashion
Beginning – 51
Advanced – 71
Formal Portrait
Beginning – 34
Advanced – 139
Informal Portrait
Beginning – 276
Advanced – 679
Landscape
Beginning – 201
Advanced – 362
Nature
Beginning – 364
Advanced – 440

News
Beginning – 9
Advanced – 29
Open
Beginning – 286
Advanced – 415
Sports-Action
Beginning – 242
Advanced – 438
Still Life
Beginning – 148
Advanced – 378
Student Life
Beginning – 204
Advanced – 200
Thematic
Beginning – 43
Advanced – 100
Time Exposure
Beginning – 44
Advanced – 132
Video – PSA/Ad
Beginning – 14
Advanced – 30
Video – News
Beginning – 11
Advanced – 25
Video – Music
Beginning – 4
Advanced – 6
Video – Short Film
Beginning – 8
Advanced – 19

2008 Contest totals:

  • 4856 entries (almost 2000 more than 2007)
  • 61 schools
  • 354 winners

Category totals:

Advertising
Beginning – 22
Advanced – 63
Animals
Beginning – 72
Advanced – 161
Architecture-Cityscape
Beginning – 97
Advanced – 353
Digitally Constructed
Beginning – 31
Advanced – 73
Documentary-Travel
Beginning – 3
Advanced – 21
Faculty – 207
Fashion
Beginning – 7
Advanced – 73
Formal Portrait
Beginning – 11
Advanced – 66
Informal Portrait
Beginning – 140
Advanced – 505


Landscape
Beginning – 85
Advanced – 199
Nature
Beginning – 160
Advanced – 231
News

Beginning – 6
Advanced – 32
Open
Beginning – 120
Advanced – 283
Sports-Action
Beginning – 94
Advanced – 351
Still Life
Beginning – 100
Advanced – 233
Student Life
Beginning – 117
Advanced – 224
Thematic
Beginning – 6
Advanced – 26
Time Exposure
Beginning – 5
Advanced – 65

2007 Contest totals:

  • 2988 entries
  • 59 schools
  • 206 winners